Milk Pitcher


Large, raised pear-shape cream pot on three cast C-curve legs with flat trefoil feet attached to body by shells. Chased and repousse leafy floral designs and C scrolls on body surround a peaked-top, C-scroll cartouche at front engraved "EF" in conjoined shaded foliate script. Flared curvilinear rim has wide pouring lip creased at center. Cast C- and S-curve handle has single sprig and split-scroll lower terminal. Underside of rounded body is struck with three marks around centerpunch, the raised serif letters "IS" or "SI" in a rectangle, Ceres' head facing left with "8" at lower right in a rectangle, and an illegible motif in a rectangle.

Date Made: ca 1826 - 1860

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Italy: Sicily, SicilyPlace Used: Italy

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Hugh E. Cailler

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.63.0824Catalog Number: 63.0824Accession Number: 245151

Object Name: pitcher, milk

Physical Description: silver (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6 in x 6 1/8 in x 3 7/8 in; 15.24 cm x 15.5575 cm x 9.8425 cm


Record Id: nmah_300793

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