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Cream Pitcher or Creamer

Decorative Arts and Design

DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.3 x 14.3 x 8.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on underside, "SMITH & FELTMAN. / ALBANY / 1550"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Highly polished pewter cream pitcher (creamer), footed. Cylindrical body divided into eight sections (octagonal in cross section), bulges out at shoulder, tapers as it rises into neck, and then flares out into wide opening with continuous arching spout. Pitcher has attached S-shaped handle with molded decorations and stands on four decoratively molded feet. CONDITION: Good; allover light scratches and pitting; few dark spots of discoloration; one side of spout higher that the other as if bent out of shape.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Smith and Feltman. Cream Pitcher or Creamer, 19th century. Pewter, 5 5/8 x 5 5/8 x 3 1/4 in. (14.3 x 14.3 x 8.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Samuel Doughty, 27.618. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 27.618.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 27.618.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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