Syrup Pitcher

Syrup Pitcher

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Circular urn-shape pitcher on a beaded, conical pedestal base with matching, hinged lid topped by a cast bulbous vase that covers the inset curved spout. Flat-chased and engraved floral and strapwork designs decorate the incurved neck and ovoid body. Bands of large beads at rim and bottom of neck and base. Cast, leafy scrollwork S-curve handle has a flared shell or fan for the upper socket and a split-scroll lower terminal. Underside of rounded bottom is struck with an incuse circular mark for "R[OGERS, SMITH &] CO." curved around "NEW / HAVEN / CONN." Underside of pedestal is scratched "182". Used with stand DL.60.1147; from same service as teapot, DL.60.1146A.
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Object Name
pitcher, syrup
date made
1862 - 1877
parent company
Meriden Britannia Company
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
electroplate (overall production method/technique)
overall: 9 in x 6 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 15.24 cm x 8.89 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Jennie M. Griswold
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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