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Cylindrical cream pitcher with die-rolled decoration of exotic birds and insects, including a crane, snail and spiders, amidst bamboo and other flowers and foliage around its body and the face of its inset, curved spout with vertical U-shape pouring lip. Circular pedestal base with triple-reeded shaft and plain conical foot. Reeded and banded, shallow S curve handle has open lower terminal with triple-reeded strut. Underside of base is struck incuse "PAIRPOINT MF:G CO." next to a "P" in banded diamond and "QUADRUPLE / PLATE", with "2011" below. From a three-piece service, 1989.0184.01-.03.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1885
Pairpoint Corporation
place made
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 4 3/4 in x 5 5/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 12.065 cm x 14.2875 cm x 8.5725 cm
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Data Source
National Museum of American History