For the collector, novice or experienced, a marked pewter creamer by London pewterer, Henry Joseph.
British pewter exported to America from Britain was in high demand. Henry Joseph produced pewter in London for the American market from 1736-1784.
This creamer with its pear shaped body, 3 cabriole legs, and double scroll handle with spur is similar to a piece at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
The creamer hails from an esteemed Quaker family whose maternal grandmother was a member of the Westtown Old Scholar’s Association in 1899. Interestingly, former President of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stogdell Stokes, was also a member of the Westtown Old Scholar’s at that time. It is possible that Mr. Stokes might have conferred with the matriarch on her antiques purchases! In any case, the piece has not been in public since the early 1930’s.
Condition: Very fine
Dimensions: Height 4”, Width 3 ½”
|Measurements||H 4" W 3 1/2"|
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