Syrup Pitcher

Conical pitcher on tapered cylindrical foot with a truncated conical hinged lid topped by a cast female bust with attached scrolled thumb piece and a cast, right-angled C-curve handle with female bust for thumbrest. Tapered cylindrical neck contains a central cylindrical pouring spout inside an angled, funneled mouth at front and a slot into body at back to capture any overflow or drippings. Underside of flat bottom struck incuse with trademark of Middletown Plate above "MIDDLETOWN PLATE C[O.]", "HARD WHITE METAL" and "QUADRUPLE PLATE" in sans serif letters, and "180" and "PATENTED / OCT. 24,1865" in serif letters.
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Object Name
date made
after 1865
patent date
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
metal, white (overall material)
overall: 20 cm x 11.6 cm x 9.2 cm; 7 7/8 in x 4 9/16 in x 3 5/8 in
overall: 8 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in; 20.6375 cm x 11.43 cm x 8.89 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Middletown
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. Fielding Pope Meigs (Dorothy Mix Meigs)
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