High-shouldered, turnip-shaped pitcher on a flared and ogee-domed, circular pedestal base, engraved "H" in flecked script to right of center on front of its conical body. Incurved neck flares to a reverse-cyma rim with wide V-shaped pouring lip. Beading applied at rim, base of neck, top of pedestal, and bottom of foot; fine diagonal serrations around bottom edge of pedestal. Hollow S-curve handle has raised beads near upper and lower terminals. Underside of rounded bottom struck with pseudo hallmarks of a spreadwing eagle and left-facing sovereign's head in profile, both in circles, flanking the centerpunch, and with "VEAL & GLAZE" in raised serif letters in a serrated rectangle overstruck on a smaller rectangular mark above and below.
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Object Name
date made
1838 - 1841
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 11.1 cm x 19.1 cm x 9.4 cm; 4 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 3 11/16 in
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in; 18.415 cm x 19.05 cm x 10.4775 cm
place made
United States: South Carolina, Columbia
place used
United States: Georgia, Macon
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 Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
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