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Creampot (Part of a four-piece tea service)

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This is a raised, round vessel with lobes emanating from bottom, solderd to low, round foot having a vertical edge of die-stamped oak and grape leaf clusters. The vessel flares above the lobes to a convex die-stamped band with the same ornament below a band of gadrooning, rising to a flared...

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Inscription

Scratch weight of "8 16" appears inside of foot.

Marks

An incuse, fleur-de-lis stamp appears on bottom of vessel at center point.

Provenance

Originally owned by Anna Payne Cutts (1779 – 1832), daughter of John and Mary (Coles) Payne and sister of First Lady Dolley Madison, and Richard Cutts, son of Col. Thomas and Elizabeth (Scammon), m. 1804. The set descended to their son Richard Dominicus Cutts (1817 – 1883), m. Martha Jefferson Hackley in 1845. In turn, the set was made a gift to their son Harry Madison Cutts, M.D. (1858 – 1918), of Brookline, Massachusetts, m. Marion Belcher in 1891. Their son George Cutts (1895 – 1976) inherited the service. His wife, Priscilla (Whipple) Cutts (1903 – 1994), of Wellesley, Massachusetts, gave the service to her sons, the donors.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert Whipple Cutts and Henry Madison Cutts

about 1825

Object Place

Georgetown, District of Columbia, United States

Dimensions

16.9 x 13.5 x 9.8 cm (6 5/8 x 5 5/16 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.218.4

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware