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Cream pitcher (part of a three- piece service)

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The creampot has a raised body, elliptical in form, with large lobes and applied bands of floral decoration. The piece sits on a raised and stepped elliptical base. It has a stamped floral molding below a stepped foot that forms the shaft supporting the oval body. The lowest part of the body is...

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Inscription

"WCP" on center lobe and "Presented by Morton Encampment No.4 to Wm F. Piatt M.E.P.G. / Commander as a testimony of respect & esteem New York Nov 26th 1824" in script on right side

Marks

"W. GALE" in roman letters on bottom. Star above, lion walking within a cartouch below, male profile in oval to the left, crowned head in sheild to the right.

Provenance

Dr. William Fleet Piatt to his daughter Eliza Piatt Burgess; to her son William Piatt Burgess; to his sister Clara Nye Burgess Marston; to her son James H. C. Marston; to his daughter Genevieve Burgess Marston Darden, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh B. Darden

1824

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 18.7 x 10.5 cm (7 11/16 x 7 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.744

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware