Raised circular cream pitcher with twelve-lobed bulbous lower body accented by faceted diamonds on a domed and stepped circular pedestal base; one lobe is engraved "SM" in small, fain script. Incurved neck flares to a deeply curved rim with wide pouring lip and die-rolled band of symmetrical floral decoration on exterior. Matching, cast convex rims at shoulder and top of pedestal. Hollow, reeded S-curve handle sprouts from anthemion volutes, the upper terminal with a five-petaled flower at sides. Centerpunch on underside of rounded bottom. Underside of base is struck "W. Thomson" in raised script in a stepped rectangle and scratched "13 9". From cream and sugar set, DL*62.0248-.0249.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1826
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 16.3 cm x 17 cm x 8.3 cm; 6 7/16 in x 6 11/16 in x 3 1/4 in
overall: 6 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 1/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 17.145 cm x 10.4775 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
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 William Elderkin Huntington
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