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Pitcher

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The pitcher's ovoid body is raised and has a seamed pinched neck, large drawn spout, large C-curved handle and raised, splayed base. Repoussé work with stippled background covers most of the vessel's surface. The spout has an applied beaded edge with wavy contours; its underside has a rippled...

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Inscription

"Susan Cotton / to / E.A. Cotton / 1850" engraved in a reserve under the spout.

Marks

“S. KIRK & SON [doublestruck] / 11.oz,” all in roman letters and each within a rectangle, struck on base.

Provenance

Early history unknown prior to its aquisition by the donor, Edna K. Papasian. Gift to the MFA in 1977.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Haig P. Papazian in memory of Miss Xoa M. Shafer

1846–61

Object Place

Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Dimensions

36.5 x 21.5 x 15.5 cm (14 3/8 x 8 7/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1977.193

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware