Pitcher

Pitcher

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Description
Tall, tapered hexagonal or six panel-sided pitcher with a tall, bracket-top, shallow C-curve handle and applied, U-shaped, curved spout with circular opening; body cut out at spout. Panels have identical stamped decoration of plumed scrolls and flowers. Flat bottom with rounded edge is struck incuse on its underside with a concentric circular maker's mark of "FORBES SILVER CO. U.S.A. / [QUADRUPLE]" around an eagle's head erased facing right, and "421" below. Rim repaired; appears to have originally had a hinged lid. Plating failing in areas. Dark coating on interior.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitcher
date made
ca 1895
place made
United States: Connecticut, Meriden
Physical Description
silver plate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 1/4 in x 5 7/8 in x 4 3/8 in; 20.955 cm x 14.9225 cm x 11.1125 cm
ID Number
DL.65.1560
catalog number
65.1560
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Paul Lyon Reed
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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