Creamer

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1868

GUSN

GUSN-12106

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

Descriptive Terms

creamers
gadrooning
wash technique
gilding
sterling silver
stipple engraving (printing process)
silver (metal)
foliation (pattern)
scrolling foliage
Sterling Silver
Gadrooned
Stipple Engraved
Gilt Wash
Foliate
CREAMER

Inscription

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"".

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

Maker

Gorham Manufacturing Co. (Maker)

Location of Origin

Providence, RI, USA

Dimensions

2.875 x 2.5 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1453.2

Places

Rhode Island (United States)