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The raised helmet-shaped body is soldered to a tall, flaring, circular foot atop a square base plinth, which is engraved with leafage at the corners. The narrow scrolled strap handle has a high loop and bright-cut engraving on its upper edge; it is attached opposite the flaring lip to the rim at...

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Inscription

The entwined monogram "ISD" in sprigged script is engraved within an ellipse beneath the spout.

Marks

"REVERE" within a rectangle, doublestruck along side of base.

Provenance

According to the donors, the creamer was collected by the father of the donor, Hugh Huntington Dyar (1888-1969), who considered it a family piece; it was given by him to the donors. The Museum owns a pair of sugar tongs (35.1791) with the same engraved initials that is thought to have been owned by James Dunbar, who married Sarah Templeton on March 27, 1792.

Credit Line

Gift of John Robert Dyar and Diane Moore Dyar

1795–1800

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 14 x 6.8cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 2 11/16in.)

Accession Number

2001.743

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware