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Small, plain, tapered cylindrical pitcher with pinched spout and integral, downward-scrolled handle open at bottom end. Lid missing; one-half of three-knuckle hinge remains on top of handle. Underside of flat bottom is stamped with one mark containing two, raised, archaic Chinese characters. Body made in two parts, the upper half spun and the lower half with a greenish cast, possibly from oxidation.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1900
place made
Physical Description
pewter (overall material)
brass (hinge material)
overall: 5 1/2 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 13.97 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.715 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Nettie Lovisa White
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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