Pitcher

Description
Seamed, baluster-shaped pitcher repousse chased with scrolled reserves on front, the upper engraved in script "Awarded by the S. C. A. S. / at their (erased)\th An\l/.. Fair, Oct. 185(erased)" and the lower featuring a vignette of two horned cows and three pigs in a grassy, fenced-in field or pasture. Cast, circular, tapered footring of pendant acanthus and fleur-de-lis motifs. Beaded, curved rim with wide, almost flat, pouring lip. Hollow, double or reverse C-curve handle has a leafy sprig with cabochon on top and grapevine decoration on face. Underside of flat, inset bottom struck incuse "E. J. JOHNSTON / MACON, GA." in roman letters.
Maker is Edmund J. Johnston of Macon, GA; w. 1845-1870, in partnership with his brother William B. Johnston as W.B. Johnston & Brother, 1845-1849, and as E.J. Johnston & Co., c. 1854-1865.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitcher
date made
1857
1850s
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 5/8 in x 5 3/8 in x 3 3/8 in; 16.8275 cm x 13.6525 cm x 8.5725 cm
place made
United States: Georgia, Macon
place used
United States: South Carolina, Edgefield
ID Number
1979.1161.01
accession number
1979.1161
catalog number
1979.1161.01
1979.1161.1
subject
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 Sarah S. Burts
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