Overall: 6 3/4 x 3 x 4 5/8 in. ( 17.1 x 7.6 x 11.7 cm )
Wrought silver creamer; helmet-shaped body with a high, extended pouring lip, low sides and a high back at the handle juncture; applied; reeded band around the rim; on an oval stepped base with a plain, applied and seamed footring; high, reeded, loop handle tapering at the bottom and incurved over the angled shoulder at the upper body joint; bright-cut shield reserve engraved, "S D S" in bright-cut script, surmounted by the Dahlgren family arms, a plant growing in a flower pot; makers' marks on the base.
Gift of Louise Stafford Gilder, 12/14/73
engraved: in the reserve: "S D S" in bright-cut script, surmounted by the Dahlgren family arms, a plant growing in a flower pot
stamped: on base: four times, "M & V S" in a rectangle
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