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Circular urn-shaped pitcher on an everted and flared, molded circular pedestal base, flat chased on front of its ovoid body with a curvilinear shield containing a five-pointed reserve engraved "W.G. AND M.F. / Dearth. / 1863." in gothic or Old English script surmounted by a crest of a griffin's head erased with a leaf in its beak on heraldic wreath. Incurved neck flares to a deeply curved, concave- and convex-beaded rim with V-shaped pouring lip. Hollow, tapered S-curve handle with serrated leaf.. Underside of rounded bottom is struck incuse "3" above Gorham trademark (left-facing lion passant, anchor, and raised serif "G", in individual surrounds) and "COIN(?)" below; "17/- TO\E" scratched on underside of base.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1855-1860
engraved date
Gorham Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Rhode Island, Providence
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 10 3/8 in x 7 1/8 in x 4 3/4 in; 26.3525 cm x 18.0975 cm x 12.065 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Bequest of The Misses Long
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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