Milk Pitcher

Large, raised pear-shape cream pot on three cast C-curve legs with flat trefoil feet attached to body by shells. Chased and repousse leafy floral designs and C scrolls on body surround a peaked-top, C-scroll cartouche at front engraved "EF" in conjoined shaded foliate script. Flared curvilinear rim has wide pouring lip creased at center. Cast C- and S-curve handle has single sprig and split-scroll lower terminal. Underside of rounded body is struck with three marks around centerpunch, the raised serif letters "IS" or "SI" in a rectangle, Ceres' head facing left with "8" at lower right in a rectangle, and an illegible motif in a rectangle.
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Object Name
pitcher, milk
date made
ca 1826 - 1860
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 6 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 15.494 cm x 9.906 cm
overall: 6 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 15.5575 cm x 9.8425 cm
place made
Italia: Sicilia, Sicilia
place used
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. Hugh E. Cailler
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