Silver plate, gilt
Overall: 3 5/8 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 9.2 x 10.8 x 7 cm )
Cast silver plated creamer; pear-shaped, lobed body with a plain footring; four cast, scrolled feet with acanthus leaves applied to the footring with shells between; plain, flat rim; triangular spout with scrolls down the sides, an acanthus leaf below and a trefoil drop; cast, c-scroll handle with floral joints, leaves down the sides and beading down the center; front center of the body engraved with the crowned cipher, "MIM" in block letters; gilt interior; maker's marks stamped on the base.
Gift of James Hazen Hyde
engraved: front center: crowned cipher, "MIM" in block letters stamped: on the base: "2 3" in a rectangle and scales in an oval in a rectangle over, "CHRISTOFLE" in roman letters in an oval
The cipher, "MIM" engraved on this creamer belongs to Maximilian I of Mexico (1832-1867).
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