Overall: 5 5/8 x 5 3/8 x 3 in. ( 14.3 x 13.7 x 7.6 cm )
Silver Weight: 6 oz (troy) 1 dwt (188 g)
Seamed silver creamer; seamed body, oval in plan, convex sides, die-rolled decorative band below a short, wide pouring lip with a plain, applied rim; engraved foliate band, below the die-rolled band; applied, oval footring with a die-rolled decorative band; applied, squared strap handle; garlanded reserves on both sides with the Beekman family crest, a shield with a wavy bend between two roses, and a bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed, in one and the bright-cut initials, "M B" in the other; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Bequest of Catherine Augusta De Peyster
engraved: in reserve on one side: "M B" in bright-cut script
engraved: in reserve on opposite side: Beekman family crest: shield with wavy bend between two roses, bird's head in upper right, surmounted with two wings addorsed
Mark: stamped on base: "W. G. Forbes" in italics, in a rectangle between a sheaf of wheat in a rectangle and a bird's head in an ellipse
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