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Creampot

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This creampot, with its elaborate and detailed decoration, is a major piece of American Rococo silver. The cast, claw-and-ball feet and cabriole legs are unusual in colonial silver and reflect their popularity in contemporary furniture. The bulbous body is ornamented with a chased (punched out...

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Provenance

By 1939, Miss S. Agnes Donham, Boston; 1939, sold by Donham to the MFA for $500. (Accession Date: November 9, 1939)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Mrs. Charles Gaston Smith's Group

1750–60

Object Place

Exeter, Rhode Island, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Buhler, 1972, No. 492

Dimensions

Overall: 10.16 cm (4 in.)

Accession Number

39.765

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware