Small, silver-gilt or vermeil ovoid pitcher with cylindrical neck and shallow curved rim having a wide pouring lip on a short, flared, circular pedestal base. Applied decoration includes three cast circular floral wreaths on body, die-rolled bands of scroll-outlined waterleaves at neck and of pointed leaves and single buds at shoulder and base, and beading around pedestal. High, tapered C-curve handle is pinned into a beaded upper socket with pendant anthemion and conical lower socket. Brass tag stamped "3328" is wired to handle. One hallmark struck under rim to left of spout; two marks on base. Part of a five-piece service, DL*59.2346A-E.
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Object Name
date made
1819 - 1838
Cahier, Jean-Charles
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
ebony (handle material)
overall: 17 cm x 7.5 cm x 10 cm; 6 11/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 3 15/16 in
overall: 6 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in x 2 3/8 in; 17.145 cm x 9.8425 cm x 6.0325 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
place used
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
collector/donor number
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 Colonel William E. Shipp
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