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Pitcher with hinged lid

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The globular body of this small, spun, covered pitcher is decorated with ribbed pairs of wide convex flutes scalloped at the upper edge with ogee curves. Beading conceals the joint of the slender curved neck to the body. A flat cover with a five-part hinge follows the line of the applied molding...

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"The Gift of / L. Rawlins Pickman / to / Martha Pickman Rogers" in script below the spout on the upper body.


“LINCOLN & FOSS,” “BOSTON” and “FINE” within rectangles struck on foot, near edge. Several sets of five-digit numbers scratched in a modern hand, near marks. Ada Mark * F4757


The pitcher was a gift from Love Rawlins Pickman (1786 – 1863) to her great-neice Martha Pickman Rogers (1829 – 1905). It may have been a wedding gift, for it was made about the time that Rogers m. John Amory Codman (1824 – 1886) in 1850. By descent to their daughter Martha Catherine Codman (1858 – 1948) and Maxim Karolik (1893 – 1963), m. 1928; made a bequest by Mr. Karolik.

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Bequest of Maxim Karolik


about 1847–59

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts


25 x 16.7 x 12 cm (9 13/16 x 6 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

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Silver hollowware