Small, silver-gilt or vermeil, lidded ovoid pitcher with incurved neck and shallow curved rim on a short, flared, circular pedestal base. Applied decoration of two cast laurel wreaths and a face wearing a shell diadem and pearl or bead necklace with grapeleaves and fruit for hair on sides and front of body; die-rolled bands of pointed leaves and single buds are at base of neck, beading at top of pedestal and laurel leaves around base. Flat-chased bands of pairs of leaves encircle rim and shoulder while overlapping pointed leaves enclose bottom Conforming hinged lid is raised at pouring lip. High, spurred and tapered C-curve handle is pinned into tapered volute sockets. Three hallmarks inside lid, one below rim to left of handle, one on front of foot, and a pair on underside of base and body. Centerpunch visible.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1800
Odiot, Jean Baptiste Claude
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
gold (overall material)
wood (handle material)
overall: 9 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.89 cm
overall: 9 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in; 23.1775 cm x 12.065 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession 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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