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Cream pitcher

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The pitcher has a bulbous body, narrow neck, and cast circular molded foot. A scrolled handle with grip is attached opposite the lip. The body of the pitcher is decorated with stippled foliate repouseé-chased decoration that extends around the entire body. The decoration is not symetrical...

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" Carrie / from a / Friend. " engraved within a cartouche.


"Jones, Ball & Co./ Boston / Pure Coin" are each stamped within rectangles on the base. Ada Mark * F4751


Mary Caroline Brooks (1829 – 1876) and Benjamin Crackbone Champney (1817 – 1907), m. 1853 in Woburn, Massachusetts; to their granddaughter Alice Brooks Sparks Wendling (d. 1973), the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of the Estate of Alice Brooks Spark Wendling

about 1852

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States


15.5 x 12.6 x 9.6 cm (6 1/8 x 4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver; Pure Coin




Silver hollowware