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Stamped floral bands decorate the upper and lower rims and dress the joints between the raised pear-shaped body, the domed, stepped foot and the low-cut neck. A long and generous spout balances the densely textured scrolled handle with cabbage rose thumbpiece. The engraved inscription is...

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Inscription

"Offered to Captain / Beekman / by / General Santander / from Colombia" engraved in upper and lower case script with serifs, centered on the body under the spout.

Marks

Stamped "G. BOYCE" and "N (pellet)YORK" both within rectangles on the bottom of the body above and below the center point. Ada Mark * F4361

Provenance

The history of the pitcher's ownership subsequent to Captain Beekman's is unknown. Museum purchase.

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

about 1832

Object Place

New York, New York, United States

Dimensions

31.7 x 25 x 16.5 cm (12 1/2 x 9 13/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1971.269

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware