Raised, pear-shaped creampot has cast, scrolled handle and three pad feet. An applied, drawn molded rim leads into spout having a small baluster drop. Legs have been pushed into body, and there is an old, repaired break in handle.
Later engraving "L / I * M" appears below the mark in roman capitals. The letters "A L D L D" sprigged script, added later, are found on the body below the spout.
Stamped " J [pellet] AUSTIN" in roman letters within a rectangle on the base.
Possibly owned by the May family of Roxbury, Massachusetts, by descent to the donors.1 1. [n.a.], A Genealogy of the Descendants of John May who came from England to Roxbury in America, 1640 (Boston: Franklin Press, 1878), pp. 4, 43-4, 53, 83.
Gift of Martha May Eliot and Abigail Adams Eliot