On View In:
Gallery 350
Artist:   Possibly Paul de Lamerie
Nicholas Sprimont  
Title:   Creamer  
Date:   c. 1735-1745  
Medium:   Silver, gilt  
Dimensions:   4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 3 in. (11.43 x 11.43 x 7.62 cm)  
Credit Line:   The Philip L. Baldwin Silver Fund  
Location:   Gallery 350  

The superb quality of this creamer's marine decoration suggests it was made by either Paul de Lamerie or Nicholas Sprimont (later founder of the Chelsea porcelain factory). Both silversmiths were masters of casting ornaments, such as the intertwining dolphin feet and mask at the top of the handle; both are known to have made and marked similar examples.

Name:   de Lamerie, Paul  
Nationality:   English  
Life Dates:   English (born Holland), 1688-1751  
Name:   Sprimont, Nicholas  
Role:   Silversmith  
Nationality:   English (London)  
Life Dates:   English, 1716 –1770  

Object Description  
Classification:   Metalwork  
Physical Description:   George II creamer with panels of overlapping waves; jester's head at top of handle; central scroll on rim. Later regilt  
Creation Place:   Europe, England, , , London  
Accession #:   78.9  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts