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Pitcher

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The wide rounded shoulders of the pitcher curve inward toward the base. A short cylindrical neck with inset spout is joined to the body. A gadrooned band rings the pitcher at the top and bottom. The flat beveled sides of the three-part hollow handle contrast with the curved lines of the...

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Inscription

Inscribed on the front: "Com. O.H. Perry / Conquered the Enemy / on Lake Erie / Sept. 10, 1813"; on the back: "Presented / by the Citizens / Boston"

Marks

"Churchill and Treadwell" in a rectangle stamped on the bottom and "OZ>DWT 41.4"

Provenance

From Oliver Hazard Perry (1785 – 1819), m. Elizabeth Champlin Mason (1791 – 1858) in 1811; to their son Oliver Hazard Perry (1815 – 1878), m. Elizabeth Ann Randolph (1816 – 1847) in 1837; to their daughter Annie Maria Perry (1838 – 1865), m. James Jackson Storrow (1837 – 1897) in 1861; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1864 – 1926), m. Helen Osborne (b.1864) in 1891; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1892 – 1977), m. Margaret Randolph Rotch (1896 – 1945) in 1916; to their son James Jackson Storrow (1917 – 1984); to his son James Storrow, the donor.

Credit Line

Gift of the Storrow Family

1814

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts

Dimensions

Overall: 23.1 x 23 x 10.5 cm, 1.05 kg (9 1/8 x 9 1/16 x 4 1/8 in., 2.31 lb.)

Accession Number

1999.134

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware