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An elliptical seamed form, this pitcher has a swelling midsection that rises to an upturned spout with an applied and molded rim. A squared, ribbed strap handle rises vertically from the rim; its attenuated lower section is soldered to the body. An applied foot ring provides added reinforcement....

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Inscription

"BEW" in sprigged entwined monogram is engraved below spout.

Marks

REVERE in rectangle on base

Provenance

According to family history, the engraved initials refer to the original owner, Benjamin E. West (1792 – 1822) of Boston, m. Elisa Ann Jarvis (1797 – 1856) in 1817. It descended to their daughter Harriett Jarvis West (1820 – 1909), m. John Kuhn Fuller (1816 – 1905) in 1840. One of their children, Annie, m. Edward Lawrence Jr.; by descent to their son Edward Lawrence (d. 1957); by descent to his son Robert A. Lawrence. Placed on loan to the Museum in 1973 from Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Lawrence and made a gift in 1991.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert A. Lawrence

about 1800

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

15.3 x 13.5 x 7.5 cm (6 x 5 5/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

1991.1037

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware