Hot milk pot

Hot milk pot
Title
Hot milk pot
Date 
1896
Medium 
Silver, ivory
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 x 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 16.5 x 11.4 cm )
Description 
Cast silver hot milk pot in the Georgian melon pattern; round, squat lower body with a chased lobes decorated with a foliate scroll design; on four cast legs attached to the body with trefoils dropping into paw feet; convex shoulder below an elongated neck flared to a scalloped extended pouring lip and rim with applied cast gadrooning; hinged, cast lid curved to the form of the rim with a raised mushroom dome in the center and chased, scrolled foliate design; flared s-curve finial; simple, seamed scroll silver handle fitted with ivory insulators; engraved, "A T M" in script on center front, and "November 10th 1897" in script on the base; makers' marks on base.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. Townsend M. McAlpin
Object Number 
1974.27c
Marks 
engraved: center front: "A T M" in script engraved: on base: "November 10th 1897" in script Mark: stamped along bottom around periphery four times incuse: "HOWARD & CO." / "NEW YORK" /"STERLING" /"1896" Mark: stamped underside of right front foot also stamped with pattern number incuse "175", and right back foot stamped incuse "1 1/2_" is partially obscured, which presumably relates to vessel quantity.
Gallery Label 
This hot milk pot was a wedding gift to the donor's parents, Alice Townsend Martin, whose initials are engraved on the service, and Benjamin Brandreth McAlpin, on November 10, 1897.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group