Pitcher

Pitcher

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Description
Raised, chased and repousse baluster-shaped pitcher on a domed and flared, circular pedestal base, engraved on front in several fonts "To / HUGH VERNON WASHINGTON / from HIS SISTER / E.C.W. / Feb'y 22"1882" inside a trefoil-shaped, ruffled C-scroll and floral reserve. Deeply curved, single-beaded rim with narrow V-shaped pouring lip. Matching floral decoration on top of base and face of the hollow, S-curve handle with chased acanthus sprig and lower bud terminal. Underside of rounded bottom is struck to right of centerpunch with a vertically-oriented mark of "T / E / & / C\o" over an empty circle and diamond or lozenge containing "1 / 5 7 / 8".
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitcher
date made
1857
presentation date
1882-02-22
original owner; presenter
Bellamy, Ellen Washington
recipient; owner
Washington, Hugh Vernon
place made
United States: New York, New York City
place owned; place used
United States: Georgia, Macon
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 5/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in; 26.9875 cm x 19.685 cm x 14.605 cm
ID Number
DL.60.0997
catalog number
60.0997
accession number
71656
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Ellen Washington Bellamy
subject
Family
Gifts & Presents
Washington's Birthday
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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