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Cream Pot

A work made of silver.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of silver.

Date:

1765/75

Artist:

Bancroft Woodcock
American, 1732–1817
Wilmington, Delaware

About this artwork

Wealthy colonists ordered silver sugar dishes and cream pots to complement their English ceramic or Chinese export porcelain tea or coffeepots. Complete matching tea sets were not common until the late 18th century. The double-bellied form of these objects was popular throughout the colonies during the Rococo period. The decoration, called chasing, was achieved by working the surface with a small hammer and chisels.

Status

On View, Gallery 167

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Bancroft Woodcock

Title

Cream Pot

Origin

Wilmington

Date

c. 1765–1775

Medium

Silver

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom, in a conforming rectangle: B. WOODCOCK

Dimensions

10.5 × 6.4 × 10.8 cm (4 1/8 × 2 1/2 × 4 1/4 in.); 126.8 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1978.138

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