Silver, copper, gold
Overall: 4 x 4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 10.2 x 10.2 x 6.7 cm )
Wrought and seamed silver creamer in the Japanese style; square body flared out at the base; set on four curved trapezoidal feet; curved shoulder with a plain vertically applied rim; curved and tapered strap handle with a raised ridge along the center with punch work bell flowers, taper at base widens to a fish tail with a cut circle in the center; handle attaches at top with a split and curved flange; squat shield shaped spout; silver leaf and vine mounts with a dangling gourd wrap around the body with a silver dragonfly and copper and silver butter fly applied above and below; engraved " A. W. R." in block letters below a bishop's miter (unidentified family crest) on the front center.
Gift of Mr. Robert G. Goelet
engraved: front center: "A. W. R. in block letters below a bishop's miter stamped: on base: " TIFFANY & Co./ 5048 M7552/ STERLING SILVER/ -AND-/ OTHER METALS/ 711"
The design of this creamer is identical to the 1872 "Vine" flatware pattern made by Tiffany & Co. A similar piece is in the collection of the Museum of Art, Carnegie Institute.
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