Antique quadruple silverplate creamer or pitcher by WR New York (William A. Rogers) featuring a detailed bright cut leaf design on the satin finish body with a high silver polish finish on the lid and the flared base. Ornate handle with acanthus leaves and a decorative finial.
Early silver or silverplate syrup cup or pitchers followed the general styles of English milk pots from which they may have been derived. However, most early ones can easily be distinguished from milk pots by a small drip plate - usually attached. The invention of a patent cut-off inside the pitcher removed the need for the drip plate.
Silver and silverplate syrup pitchers were sometimes made as an accessory or an addition to complete a silver tea service. Smaller pitchers, made for specialized purposes, such as the serving of milk and cream, usually matched tea services.
Designed in a great number of styles until after the turn of the century, syrup pitchers declined in popularity and have virtually disappeared from current manufacturers catalogs.
This early quadruple silver plate creamer or pitcher has a moderate amount of silverplate wear on the satin finish body and less so on the high polished silver finish on the creamer lid and base. Measures 7" tall, 3.25" in diameter at the flared base, 5" from the tip of the handle to the tip of the spout and weighs 8.5 ounces. The bottom is touchmarked with W R, NEW YORK, QUADRUPLE and the pattern number "851". You can read more about the history of William A. Rogers from our Silver Manufacturers pages.
A1934 - Antique Quadruple Silverplate CREAMER PITCHER W. R. (William A. Rogers)