Tilting Ice Pitcher

Description
Tapered cylindrical, insulated tilting ice pitcher with a knob-shaped, hinged lid topped by a cast rounded arch finial and two cylindrical pins at sides that fit into supports mounted on the insides of the accompanying stand; double-walled construction. Flat-chased symmetrical floral decoration on front and wide die-rolled bands of five repeating flower motifs at top and bottom. Inset, curved, fixed-cover spout and handle with fan thumbrest have matching floral designs and anthemions at their bases. Single hole in body at spout. Bottom underside has a large central threaded opening and is struck incuse "PAIRPOINT MF'G CO" above "P" in diamond logo and "QUADRUPLE / PLATE" in sans serif letters, and "1802 1/2" in serif letters. Back inside edge of lid stamped "18"; back inside of body scratched "XII" just below rim. From tilting set, 1979.0428.01-.04.
Maker is Pairpoint Corporation of New Bedford, MA; 1880-1958.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1880 - 1900
place made
United States: Massachusetts, New Bedford
place used
United States: Virginia
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 11 1/4 in x 7 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 28.575 cm x 18.415 cm
ID Number
1979.0428.01
accession number
1979.0428
catalog number
1979.0428.01
Credit Line
Gift of Lonnelle Davison Aikman in memory of Mabel May Davison
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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