Seymour Hoyt Antique Coin Silver Creamer, New York City, c. 1840
This is a lovely example of early American silver from New York. Wonderful repoussé and chasing create beautiful decoration of grapevines with hanging leaves and bunches of grapes around the upper half of the body.
The same decoration covers the attached, domed cover surmounted with a blossoming floral element. Attached on the side is a bold c-scroll handle. The covered spout is hand-chased with a flower on the top and vines emanating from the design on the body. The base is also beautifully designed with vines twisting around the body and hanging leaves with bunches of grapes defining the four feet.
According to American Silversmiths and Their Marks by Stephen Ensko (p. 108), Seymour Hoyt worked in NY from c. 1817 to 1850.
This lovely creamer is marked underneath 'S. HOYT & CO'. It measures 7.5 inches across the handle and spout by 7.25 inches tall, weighs 13.85 troy ounces and is in very good antique condition.