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Creampot

Maker:
Paul Revere Jr. (American, Boston, Massachusetts 1734–1818 Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
ca. 1795
Geography:
Made in Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (17.1 x 11.4 cm); 5 oz. 18 dwt. (184.1 g) Foot: 2 9/16 x 2 9/16 in. (6.5 x 6.5 cm)
Classification:
Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Alphonso T. Clearwater, 1933
Accession Number:
33.120.547
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 750
This matched set of covered sugar bowl and creamer is fashioned in the fluted Neoclassical style so popular with Revere's postwar clients. Urn-shaped sugar bowls, both plain and fluted, appear repeatedly in Revere's ledgers as "sugar urns" or "fluted sugar vases." The helmet-shaped creampot with high looped handle and square plinth also epitomizes Neoclassical taste. Each piece is engraved with bright-cut bands of tasseled swags and wavescroll ornament. According to family tradition, these objects were made as a gift for a Virginia bride.
Inscription: lightly scratched on underside of foot: 114 ; 6 oz ; [2 assay scrapes]

Marking: marked on edge of foot: REVERE (in rectangle)
With Tiffany & Co.; Alphonso T. Clearwater, Kingston, NY; bequest to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1933
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