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Cream Pitcher

1991.610 (RS20993)

Description

Small Queen Anne style pewter cream pitcher; pear-shaped body; three cabriole legs and pad feet, with S-scroll handle with thumb rest; stamped touchmarks on underside.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1720-1750
Inscriptions
Stamped touchmarks on the bottom underside. One is indistinct; the other is the maker's mark 'RP' in Gothic lettering. (stamped)
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
casting (process)
pewter (tin alloy)
soldering
tin alloy
Object type
Food Service T&E
Descriptive terms
Cast
casting (process)
creamers
Pewter
pewter (tin alloy)
Pitcher, Cream
Queen Anne
Soldered
soldering
tin alloy
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.610
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
2541

Comments

pewter cream jug #

AvatarPosted by david kilroy on March 23, 2016
RP = may be the mark of Robert Porteus, a prolific exporter of pewter from London to the American colonies.