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Creamer

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Silver
  • Place Manufactured: New York, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1820
    DIMENSIONS 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.4 x 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS "W. Thomson" [twice]
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 64.76.4
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION William Thomson (working 1809-1845). Creamer, ca. 1820. Silver, 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.4 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.76.1_64.76.2_64.76.3_64.76.4_acetate_bw.jpg)
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Part of a four-piece service. Squat, oval-based, bulbous silver creamer with broad spout and plain ear handle. A continuous repoussée band of bundles of wheat is around the lip and top and bottom of foot. On shoulder is a repoussée band repeated the following motives: windmill, bundle of wheat, beehives, water mill, haystack cover, scythe and hatchel, rake and plow, homestead and wagon. CONDITION: Bent at foot, handle loose at bottom, dent in body.
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    William Thomson (working 1809-1845). <em>Creamer</em>, ca. 1820. Silver, 7 1/4 x 7 in. (18.4 x 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Chester Dale, 64.76.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.76.1_64.76.2_64.76.3_64.76.4_acetate_bw.jpg)