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American Pewter Coffee/Tea Sugar and Creamer, ca. 1830 -1840

A very good matching lidded 19th c. American pewter sugar bowl and creamer with strap handles, most probably
Connecticut and possibly attributed to the Boardman group of Hartford Connecticut.  

Except for some top and interior pitting in the sugar bowl, the unmarked set is in excellent condition.  The sugar bowl
stands approximately 7" to the top of the wooden button finial and has a 3-1/2" base.  The creamer stands about
4-1/2" tall to the rim and has a 3-1/8" base.

The attribution is based on a very similar creamer with a broken C type handle (see
American Pewter in the Museum
of Fine Arts
pieces (see Thomass fig 158, page 141).   A similar broken handle is also known on  Connecticut Pewter
and
pieces by William Savage of Middletown Connecticut (see Ebert Collecting American Pewter page 77). Similar
strap handles are also known on Ashbil Griswold pieces (see Ebert page 75).

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