Samuel Kirk (American, 1793-1872). <em>Creamer</em>, 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)


Artist:Samuel Kirk

Medium: Silver

Geograhical Locations:

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)


Accession Number: 44.60.3

Image: 44.60.1_44.60.2_44.60.3_44.60.4_44.60.5_acetate_bw.jpg,

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.

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