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Small creampot, part of seven-piece service

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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.

Inscription

"L" on the side

Marks

“SHREVE, STANWOOD & CO” incuse, “BOSTON” within a rectangle, and “STERLING” incuse and scratched "75279" and "L6772" on 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

14.5 x 17.7 x 9 cm (5 11/16 x 6 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.571

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware