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Bulbous or pot-bellied fluted pitcher on molded base with an S-curved, molded rim covered by a conforming, hinged lid notched at spout. High, S-scroll handle has spurred thumb piece, acanthus-leaf decoration and scrolled terminals, the upper attached to a cluster of leaves and the lower to grapes and leaves. Underside of slightly convex bottom is struck "JAMES DIXON & SONS / SHEFFIELD" in incuse serif letters and stamped with four additional maker's and pattern marks.
Maker is James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield, England, ca. 1835-1920.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1879
place made
United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield
Physical Description
Britannia (overall material)
pewter (overall material)
overall: 9 1/2 in x 7 1/8 in x 6 in; 24.13 cm x 18.0975 cm x 15.24 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of Miss Elizabeth S. Stevens
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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