Overall: 7 1/4 x 2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. ( 18.4 x 7 x 11.4 cm )
engraved: in the reserve: "L J B" in bright-cut script Mark: stamped on the base: in the corners, a lion passant in a chamfered rectangle, a bust of a man in an oval, a crowned leopard's head in a shield, "q" in a chamfered rectangle, "PB/ AB" in a recta
Wrought silver creamer; urn-shaped body with applied, cast reeded on the rim and a short, high pouring lip with low sides and a high pointed back; seated on a splayed foot with wheel turned decoration and a reeded band around the edge which is applied to a square base with bright-cut foliate motifs in the corners; band of bright-cut geometric, foliate and scroll decoration below the rim; engraved swags around octagonal reserve in the front center, reserve engraved, "L J B" in bright-cut script; high, reeded, strap handle joined to the rim and to the body above the juncture of the foot;makers' marks stamped on the base.
This creamer belonged to Major Leonard Bleeker (1755-1844) and his wife Johanna Abeel (1764-1810), who married in 1783.
Bequest of Elizabeth B. Knight
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