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Creamer

1971.1453.2 (RS118169)

Description

Open creamer with a machine border and a wide circular lip. It has a molded base edged with uneven gadrooning. The bulbous body in a modified crater form with reeding with stippling and plain band engraved "R". Flat molded C-shaped handle opposite a shaped curvilinear spouted mouth and with a gilt washed interior. Feather engraving around the sides in foliate patterns.

Details

Maker
Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Maker)
Date
ca. 1868
Inscriptions
On a silver bag label it reads: sugar cream- /Japanese silver/wedding present from Mr. and Mrs. Beaman. Marked on the bottom is: (lion) (anchor) (old English ""G""), ""STERLING 1995"" and ""N"".
Location of origin
Providence, RI, USA
Associated Building
Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.).
Material
gadrooning
gilding
silver (metal)
sterling silver
stipple engraving (printing process)
wash technique
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Rhode Island (United States)
Descriptive terms
CREAMER
creamers
Foliate
foliation (pattern)
Gadrooned
gadrooning
gilding
Gilt Wash
scrolling foliage
silver (metal)
Sterling Silver
sterling silver
Stipple Engraved
stipple engraving (printing process)
wash technique
Dimensions
2.875 x 2.5 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1971.1453.2
Credit Line
Gift of Ralph May
GUSN
12106

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