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Creampot, part of seven-piece service

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The urn-shaped piece is seamed, elliptical in section, and footed. An angular hollow handle has a square shoulder, ivory insulating ring and cast ram’s-head thumbpiece. The large creampot has an integral spout, with applied beaded decoration along the rim, and a weighted foot.

Inscription

"L" on one side, "M.G.L. / 1867 (script) / T.P.L. - T.W.L. / 1928"

Marks

“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse. The numbers "75279" are scratched into the bottom.

Provenance

Harrison Loring (1822 – 1907) and Margaret Gardner (1838 – 1920), m. 1867; to their son Harrison Loring Jr. (b. 1868) and Clara Melville, m. 1892; to Theodore Plimpton Loring and Thelma Woodson, m. 1928; to their daughter Priscilla L. Waite, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Priscilla L. Waite

about 1867

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

16.7 x 17.2 x 9.5 cm (6 9/16 x 6 3/4 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1984.572

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware