The urn-shaped piece is seamed, elliptical in section, and footed. Angular hollow handle has square shoulders, with ivory insulating rings and cast ram’s-head thumbpiece. The small creampot has a set-in spout and narrow gadrooned decoration on the rim (except on the spout) and foot.
"L" on the side
“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse and scratched "75279" and "L6772" on the bottom.
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.
Gift of Priscilla L. Waite