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Cream Pitcher

1982.206 (RS104252)

Description

Small pewter cream pitcher with pear-shaped body on squat-stemmed foot; flat spout and loop handle.

Details

Maker
Joseph, Henry (Maker)
Date
1735-1775
Inscriptions
"HI" (hallmark on the underside of the creamer)
Location of origin
London, England
Associated Building
Original To Cooper-Frost-Austin House (Cambridge, Mass.).
Material
pewter (tin alloy)
tin (metal)
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Cambridge (Middlesex county, Massachusetts)
London (Greater London, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
pewter (tin alloy)
Pitcher, Cream
pitchers (vessels)
tin (metal)
Dimensions
3 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxW), 1 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1982.206
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Clarke Bowser
GUSN
50177

Comments

creamer #

AvatarPosted by david kilroy on November 29, 2012
I believe this object has the "HI" mark of Henry Joseph, London pewter and prolific exporter of pewter to English colonies during the middle third of 1700s.

creamer #

AvatarPosted by Nancy Carlisle on November 30, 2012
I've checked the creamer and you're right. It does have Henry Joseph's "HI" mark. We'll make the changes and they will appear on line next week. Thanks so much.

Nancy Carlisle, Senior Curator of Collections