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Object ID 1953.005.001
Object Name Pitcher, Cream
Collection Silver
Credit line Gift of Miss Hannah A. Doherty & Miss Eleanor B. Johnson
Date 1801
Artist Thomas McConnell
Made Thomas McConnell
Makers mark Marked "McConnell" in three places on the base
Description Silver neoclassical style creamer that stands on a square base. It has a C-curved strap handle with a small spur. It is decorated with beading around the rim and on each side of the handle. The body is engraved "RAP" in script below the lip.
Dimensions H-8.375 W-6 D-3 inches
Dimension Details Overall greatest dimensions; 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" foot; 6 3/8" to tip of spout; 5 5/8" to lip
Owned Robert & Ann Porter
Provenance This creamer was made to commemorate the marriage of Robert and Ann Brynberg Porter on August 13, 1801. Robert and Ann Porter were the grandparents of Robert Porter Johnson M.D., a secretary of the Delaware Historical Society and father of the donor, Eleanor Johnson.
Subjects Silver
Pitchers
Tableware
People McConnell, Thomas
Search Terms Silver
Tableware
Creamers
Thomas McConnell
Porter Family
Wilmington
Robert Porter
Ann Brynberg Porter
Material Silver
Place of Origin Wilmington
Event Wedding