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Cream Boat
Date Made/Found: 1750
Material and Medium: Sterling silver
Dimensions: Overall: 71 x 130 x 73mm (2 13/16 x 5 1/8 x 2 7/8in.)
Department: Decorative Art
Accession Number: L1912.10
This cream boat has a waved edge and curved handle. It sits on three feet, known as hoofs. Its simple and elegant style is typical of the Georgian period. Cream boats are very similar in shape to sauce boats but are usually slightly smaller. They would have been brought to the table with the desert course. It is engraved with the monogram "WC". Engraving was used to personalise domestic silverware from the seventeenth century onwards. It was a way of showing off wealth and status but also served as evidence of ownership should an item be stolen.
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