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Attractive Philadelphia Coin Silver Creamer Circa 1825-40 - Maker?

Attractive Philadelphia Coin Silver Creamer Circa 1825-40 - Maker?
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$165.00

Offered is a lovely American coin silver cream pitcher or creamer, circa 1825-40, and by style almost certainly made in Philadelphia. Philadelphia creamers and tea service pieces generally are among the most attractive and well-designed in the first half of the 19th Century.

This piece is decorated with milled bands that are very similar to one used by John or Samuel Warrington, and this band has only been observed on Philadelphia pieces to date, although it is certainly possible to find Maryland and Virginia pieces made in Philadelphia but bearing the mark of a MD or VA craftsman or retailer. This piece seems to have no maker's mark; sometimes not all the pieces in a tea service would be signed. This creamer is nicely engraved with a period script 'EHS' monogram to one side.

This piece measures about 7 1/8 inches high to the top of the handle, and weighs a very good 263 grams. Condition is quite good for this sort of piece, with a couple of shallow dents that could be taken out pretty easily, and a very slight push to the foot visible in the base. This piece is not wobbly or notably off kilter. The handle may have a repair as is usually the case with creamers, but it is not obvious if so. All in all a lovely piece of coin silver hollowware that will be two centuries old in a few years - perfect for display or for daily use!

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