creamer

creamer
Title
creamer
Date 
1780-1800
Medium 
Pewter
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
Description 
Pewter water pitcher with plain thumbpiece and hoop handle.
Credit Line 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number 
1923.54
Marks 
engraved: on lid: "A"
Gallery Label 
According to the donor, this is an ecclesiastical jug used for holy water in colonial times. This is probably one of a set of three vessels used to hold oil, wine and water in religious ceremonies. The engraved letter 'A' on this piece is an abbreviation for 'aqua.'
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group