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Cream Pail

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The circular vessel, formed from two pieces of seamed sheet, has flaring sides, a beaded rim, and a beaded bail handle. The sides are pierced and engraved overall with a geometric floral pattern. There is a large broken section in the piercing, and the blue glass liner is a replacement.

Inscription

Engraved on underside of the silver frame, "A.L.L. 1877".

Marks

On underside of silver frame, date letter U; leopard's head crowned; lion passant;

Provenance

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge to the MFA; John Gardner Coolidge Collection. (Accession Date: February 13, 1963)

Credit Line

Bequest of Helen S. Coolidge

English (London), 1775–76

Object Place

London, England

Dimensions

H. 9 cm (3 9/16 in.); Diameter of rim: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Weight: 68 gm (2 oz, 4 dwt)

Accession Number

RES.63.26a-b

Medium or Technique

Silver, with glass liner

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Silver