On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
6 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (16.7 x 12.6 cm) (show scale)
"I. B." [on rectangular ground]
Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett
Helmet-shaped creamer, consisting of square plinth, circular base, narrow stem and narrow curved and ridged handle. There is a row of beading around the base and rim. At the front is an oval medallion, encircled with scallops, containing the script initials "A L". It is suspended from a ribbon bow. On the side is a monogram in script.
Maker: John Benjamin
John Benjamin (American, 1730-1796). Creamer, ca. 1795. Silver, 6 9/16 x 4 15/16 in. (16.7 x 12.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Samuel E. Haslett, 20.791. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 20.791_glass_bw.jpg)
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This creamer was designed by John Benjamin around 1795.
The shape of the vessel was inspired by ancient helmets and plays to the Neoclassical design interests of the late 18th century!