Floral repousse pitcher with tall neck and globular body on gadrooned circular foot. Decoration features a dove or pigeon perched left on front amidst flowers and foliage, including daffodils, daisies or cosmos, dogwoods, ferns, cattails or reeds and ears of wheat. Gadrooned underbelly and hollow C curve handle, the handle alternating with leafy volutes and ending in a reeded volute for lower terminal. Cusped rim has wide, shallow pouring lip. Underside of flat bottom struck incuse with concentric circular mark of "SIMPSON.HALL.MILLER & C\o" bordering "QUADRUPLE (arched) / (upside-down "T" motif) / PLATE" above "215".
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Object Name
date made
1880 - 1890
Simpson, Hall, Miller, and Co.
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
average spatial: 20.5 cm x 19.6 cm; 8 1/16 in x 7 11/16 in
overall: 8 in x 7 7/8 in x 6 1/8 in; 20.32 cm x 20.0025 cm x 15.5575 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Wallingford
place used
United States: Massachusetts, Pittsfield
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Frances G. Thompson (Mrs. David Thompson)
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