Tall, tapered hexagonal or six panel-sided pitcher with a tall, bracket-top, shallow C-curve handle and applied, U-shaped, curved spout with circular opening; body cut out at spout. Panels have identical stamped decoration of plumed scrolls and flowers. Flat bottom with rounded edge is struck incuse on its underside with a concentric circular maker's mark of "FORBES SILVER CO. U.S.A. / [QUADRUPLE]" around an eagle's head erased facing right, and "421" below. Rim repaired; appears to have originally had a hinged lid. Plating failing in areas. Dark coating on interior.

Date Made: ca 1895

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Connecticut, Meriden

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Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Paul Lyon Reed

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: DL.65.1560Catalog Number: 65.1560

Object Name: pitcher

Physical Description: silver plate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 20.955 cm x 14.9225 cm x 11.1125 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b1-b9f7-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_300805

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