Pitcher

Description
Circular urn-shaped pitcher on a double-domed, circular pedestal base with large, thick scrolls of flat-chased and repousse grapevines on its ovoid body forming a symmetrical reserve at front engraved in script "Presented / to / Daniel Woodward Esq"r. / By the hands employed by him / in No 1 Basement Room Tremont Mill. / Lowell April 9\th/.. 1859." Applied beading at deeply curved rim with wide pouring lip, top of pedestal and bottom of base; large raised bead around shoulder. Cast and flat-chased, S-curve grapevine handle. Circular medallion or tag applied to underside of rounded bottom is embossed "* ROGERS, SMITH & C\o/. (arched) / (flourish) / N\o. / NEW HAVEN, C\T/. *" and struck incuse at center "1856".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitcher
date made
ca 1859
presentation date
1859-04-09
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 in x 7 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in; 25.4 cm x 18.0975 cm x 12.3825 cm
place made
United States: Connecticut, Hartford
place presented
United States: Massachusetts, Lowell
ID Number
1981.0988.01
accession number
1981.0988
catalog number
1981.0988.01
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 Stephen Neal Dennis
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