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Covered pitcher (one of a pair)

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The raised bulb-shaped body is decorated with repoussé-chased leaves arranged in four panels at the base. An inset circle of silver that carries an additional inscription is inserted under each short-stemed, molded foot. Die-rolled floral bands ornament the base and neck of both pitchers. A...

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"Presented to / Brigadier General Lyman / by the Officers of the / Boston Brigade / May 1828." On the bottom: "Chosen / Brigadier General / February 17, 1823. / Resigned November 9th / 1827 "


"L. CARY" stamped in uppercase Roman letters in a rectangle on the neck to the left of the handle.


The pitchers descended from Brigadier General Theodore Lyman, Jr. (1792-1849) [m. Mary Elizabeth Henderson 1821] to their son Colonel Theodore Lyman (1833-1897) [m. Elizabeth Russell 1851/6] to their son Dr. Henry Lyman (b. 1878) [m. Elizabeth Cabot 1907] to their children Cora (1910-1982) [m. Dr. Richard Warren 1933], Charles Peirson (b. 1912) and Henry (b. 1915).

Credit Line

Gift of Charles P. and Henry Lyman, and Richard Warren in memory of Cora Lyman Warren


Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


31.8 x 30.2 x 19.2 cm (12 1/2 x 11 7/8 x 7 9/16 in.); Diameter base 14.3 cm (5 5/8 in.)

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Silver hollowware