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


REVERE in rectangle on base


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


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

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Silver hollowware