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Object Name Pitcher, Cream
Alternate Name Creamer
Date 1810-1825
Description Creamer. Oblong body with sides that slope out and taper in at neck. Angular ear-shaped handle and plain rim. White soft-paste porcelain with a pink luster border, decorated with hand-painted pink and yellow flowers with green leaves. Made in England. This creamer is part of tea service F07.0644-F07.0661. Height is 5.125 inches.
(Keywords: European, Floral)
Acquisition Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Leonard in memory of Mrs. Cornelius Leonard
Ownership and History This is a fine example of lusterware, which uses a thin metallic glaze (often appearing iridescent) for decoration. Lusterware was produced in large quantities by English potteries in the 19th century.

This cream pitcher is part of a tea service that came to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1948 from the estate of Mary (Wood) Leonard. Mary and her husband Cornelius Leonard Jr. resided in Travis, Staten Island. Cornelius was listed as an oysterman in the 1880 census.
Earliest Date 1810.0
Latest Date 1825.0
Material Ceramic
Subjects Food
Pitchers
Pottery
Tableware
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Associated People Leonard, Mary (Wood)
Catalog Number F07.0646
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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