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An American Silver Covered Creamer, William Thomson, New York, dated 1820
LOT SOLD. 375 USD
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An American Silver Covered Creamer, William Thomson, New York, dated 1820
LOT SOLD. 375 USD
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The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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An American Silver Covered Creamer, William Thomson, New York, dated 1820
balsuter with gadroon base rim and ball finial, engraved NH 1820 / to / CL to CML 1876, marked on base. Together with a creamer with grapevine band signed Fürst F., by Garret Forbes, New York, circa 1815; 2 pieces.
height of first 5 1/4 in.
13cm
20 oz (2 pieces)
622g
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Catalogue Note

The signature in the die-rolled band is for Moritz Fürst, an early 19th century United States Mint engraver. A Slovakian immigrant, he first moved to Philadelphia is 1808 to work as an engraver. By 1812, he was employed by the U.S. Mint and was soon recognized as a skilled medalist. Thirty-three of his patriotic commemoratives and portraits, including his best-known work honoring the heroes of the War of 1812, are still issued by the Mint. He was commissioned to make the official medal portraits of Presidents James Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Martin Van Buren. He also executed the first recorded American Jewish medal, commemorating the religious leader Gershom Mendes Seixas.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York