The Sheffield silversmith Francis Howard was registered as a silversmith from 1894 and known from only a few objects1. This fine quality, small creamer is of the helmet style, with Sheffield, 1897 hallmarks predominantly placed on its surface.
References: 1. http://www.silvermakersmarks.co.uk/Makers/Sheffield-F.html
Frame: 9.2 cm tall (nr: 3.5 inches).
Can be bought on-line. Price includes postage worldwide.
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