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Decorative Arts and Design

DATES ca. 1843
DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (26.7 x 13.7 x 9.2 cm)  (show scale)
INSCRIPTIONS Monogram incised in plain register below spout: Gothic "P"
CREDIT LINE Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver creamer, with elaborate repoussé decorations; part of a 5-piece tea and coffee service. Ovoid body that narrows at neck then flares out to form wide spout and undulating top edge; creamer raised on round pedestal consisting of cylindrical shaft that flares out to disk base; squared handle opposite spout. Repoussé decorations: body covered with naturalistic landscape scene containing man with scythe over his shoulder and dog, trees, flowers, birds, buildings of varying architectural styles including cottage with fenced in yard; stylized leaves below spout and around top edge; base of pedestal covered with flowers; handle has foliate decorations at ends and ram's head at upper, outside corner.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Samuel Kirk (American, 1793–1872). Creamer, ca. 1843. Silver, 10 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 5/8 in. (26.7 x 13.7 x 9.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richman Proskauer, 44.60.3. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg)
IMAGE group, 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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