Syrup Pitcher

Circular urn-shaped pitcher on a beaded, conical pedestal base with matching, hinged lid topped by a cast bulbous vase that covers the inset curved spout. Flat-chased and engraved floral and strapwork designs decorate the incurved neck and ovoid body. Bands of large beads at rim and bottom of neck and base. Cast, leafy scrollwork S-curve handle has a flared shell or fan for the upper socket and a split-scroll lower terminal. Underside of rounded bottom is struck with an incuse circular mark for "R[OGERS, SMITH &] CO." curved around "NEW / HAVEN / CONN." Underside of pedestal is scratched "182". To be used with stand DL*60.1147; from same service as teapot, DL*60.1146A.
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Object Name
pitcher, syrup
date made
1862 - 1877
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 22 cm x 15.3 cm x 7.9 cm; 8 11/16 in x 6 in x 3 1/8 in
overall: 9 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
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 Miss Jennie M. Griswold
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