Urn-shaped cream pitcher, oval in section, on a flared oval pedestal base with wide pouring lip and tight C-curve handle; one side of body is engraved with a shaded, foliate script "R". Cast, serpentine-lobed rim and reeded foot have leafy volutes springing from shells; chased and engraved pairs of leafy scrolls enclosing five-petaled flowers encircle incurved neck, body and base. Underside of base struck incuse "STERLING" at one end and "3998/74" at the other; no maker's mark. From a seven-piece coffee and tea service, 1991.0352.01-.07.
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Physical Description
silver (overall material)
average spatial: 16 cm x 7 cm x 14 cm; 6 5/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 6 3/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 2 3/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 13.6525 cm x 6.985 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
placed used
United States: New York, Yonkers
United States: New York, Pelham
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Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Nancy Rowan Hutchinson and John L. and Marguerite W. Rowan
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