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Pitcher

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The vase-shaped spun body of the pitcher sits on a splayed ring base. A band of large beads ornaments the seam between the body and neck, under the beaded rim. The set-in spout with scrolled edge is adorned at its base with a stylized catfish head set against a group of repoussé-chased cattails...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

lion passant in an octagon, "430", anchor, G in an octagon "N.HARDING & CO." The style number and retailer's name are struck incuse, the name in uppercase Roman letters. Ada Mark * F4356

Provenance

Early history unknown. Purchased in 1986 from the Boston shop of J. Herbert Gebelein and presented as a gift to the Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Mason.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Mason

about 1863–68

Object Place

Providence, Rhode Island, United States

Dimensions

26.5 x 22 x 15.8 cm (10 7/16 x 8 11/16 x 6 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

1986.85

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware