Water Pitcher

Circular pitcher with spiral-lobed shoulder and bulging sides on a circular footring; curved rim with large bead has a wide pouring lip covered by a rounded shield having a U-shaped opening at center. Hollow, cast C-curve handle has floral decoration on sides, flat band on face and flared terminals. Underside of flat inset bottom is stamped with corporate logo for the Lehigh Valley Railroad ("LV" in diamond or lozenge on a raised, horizontally hatched, swallowtail flag) above "REED & BARTON", "SILVER SOLDERED", "1470", and "6", all incuse in serif and sans serif letters.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
dates used
1896 - 1961
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
overall: 17 cm x 19.2 cm; 6 11/16 in x 7 9/16 in
overall: 6 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in x 4 7/8 in; 17.4625 cm x 19.05 cm x 12.3825 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Taunton
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 Max Hess
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