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Two reeded bands divide the barrel-shaped body of the pitcher into three sections. Graduated two-part rounded molding is applied at the upper rim of the body and inset V-shaped spout. The angular three-part hollow handle is attached at the rim and lower midsection. The handle is square in...

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Inscription

"A Token of Affection, / bequeathed to / Gorham Thomas / by his Grandfather. / Thomas K. Thomas. / February A.D. 1849" in script engraved under spout

Marks

"CHURCHILL" within a rectangle struck twice on bottom Ada Mark * F4418

Provenance

Thomas Kemble Thomas (b. 1771); to grandson Gorham Thomas (b. 1831); through the Thomas family to Elizabeth Whitwell Thomas (b. 1868) and her husband, Frederick Josiah Bradlee; to their son Sargent Bradlee (1898 – 1987), the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of Sargent Bradlee

about 1810

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 24 x 11.4 cm, 0.9 kg (7 11/16 x 9 7/16 x 4 1/2 in., 1.98 lb.)

Accession Number

1973.411

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware