Tall, octagonal or panel-sided, inverted trumpet-shaped pitcher with raised bead at neck and rounded bottom on four cast ruffled scroll feet; engraved in small script on front panel, "To / M\rs/.. Alexander Cummings / A Mother's Gratitude". Reeded rim steeply curves to a U-shaped pouring lip. Tapered S-curve handle has fluted shell upper terminal, tab thumbpiece, applied oval leaves or feathers at middle and scrolled lower terminal with pendant pointed leaf or feather. Underside struck twice above and below centerpunch "R&W.WILSON" in raised roman letters in a rectangle, both facing the same direction.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1825 - 1846
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 29.7 cm x 21.7 cm x 14 cm; 11 11/16 in x 8 9/16 in x 5 1/2 in
overall: 11 3/4 in x 8 5/8 in x 6 5/8 in; 29.845 cm x 21.9075 cm x 16.8275 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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 Sarah Ella Cummings
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