Tilting and Revolving Ice Pitcher with Stand

Insulated, tilting and revolving pitcher with ovoid body and domed, double-walled, hinged lid topped by a cast four-leaved bud on stepped, flared circular foot; two dome-headed knobs on sides of pitcher fit atop caryatids mounted to the removable slop bowl, which has a perforated top and spindle at bottom that rotates inside the circular stand. Inset, curved, fixed-cover spout with anthemion base. High-loop handle with square-scrolled upper terminal, lower arc terminal and faceted sockets. Seamless, one-piece interior wall has a convex perforated strainer inset at spout. Bottom undersides of pitcher and stand each have two drilled holes and two affixed metal tags with patent and maker information. Pitcher underside is also scratched "130" while the bowl underside is scratched "30".
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Object Name
pitcher, ice
stand, ice pitcher
date made
ca 1876
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
cork (stopper material)
overall: 45.5 cm x 27.7 cm x 18.6 cm; 17 15/16 in x 10 7/8 in x 7 5/16 in
overall: 18 in x 11 in x 8 3/4 in; 45.72 cm x 27.94 cm x 22.225 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
place used
United States: New Jersey, Passaic
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. John H. Carlisle
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