Skimmer, Brass, Signed, R. Lee - Antique Associated At West Townsend

Skimmer, Brass, Signed, R. Lee

Richard Lee Sr./Jr. 1775-1858, Springfield, VT

Skimmer, Brass, Signed, R. Lee

Pierced ladle featuring raised circular bowl attached with three small rivets to a slender, faceted, downturned handle flattened into a flared and pointed end with pierced hole; all rivets domed on front and flat on back. Back of handle struck “R.LEE” in raised roman letters in a scalloped rectangle. Attributed to Richard Lee Jr. (1775-1858), who worked in Springfield, Vermont, 1795-1815, and Beverly, MA, 1816-1820. Lee Jr. was the son of Richard Lee Sr., 1747-1823, an itinerant pewterer who worked in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Springfield, VT, between 1773 and 1823. Lee Sr. is believed to have sold brass and pewter made by his son; both Lees are thought to have used the same marks, making it difficult to attribute pieces to the father or son.

Item Date: 1795-1815

Measurement: Length: 12.25", diameter: 5"

Material: Brass

Item Condition: Old patina, not polished; small tear centered by rivets, about 3.8", all else fine

Price: $595

SKU 1256-31

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