Repousse chased ovoid pitcher on tall, flared pedestal base with domed circular foot; floral designs include a reserve on front of body engraved with a crest on wreath depicting a right (dexter) arm cuffed holding a dagger or sword erect proper with laurel wreath suspended from its tip above the gothic or Old English letters "H. M\c/. K." Curved, single-beaded rim with narrow V-shaped pouring lip. Cast, C- and S-curve grapevine handle has roses at middle and ends in scrolling acanthus. Exterior of foot is struck "11 \2 (underlined)" in a rectangle and "A. E. WARNER" in a serrated rectangle, while interior is engraved "Presented to S. B. M\c/..Kim by her Mother C. A. Birckhead Dec\r/.. 25\th/.. 1851" in script.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1850
presentation date
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 27.3 cm x 17.8 cm x 9.5 cm; 10 3/4 in x 7 in x 3 3/4 in
overall: 11 in x 7 in x 4 5/8 in; 27.94 cm x 17.78 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
place used
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
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. William Duncan McKim
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