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Pitcher (part of three-piece presentation set)

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The raised bulbous body sits on high molded foot with stamped beaded bands at the upper and lower rims. The curved cylindrical neck is finished with the same bead at its joint with the body. The high spout is finished with an applied flat band. The hollow scrolled handle rises slighty above...

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Inscription

"A Token / from the friends of the / Massachusetts / Volunteer Militia System / To / Colonel Isaac H. Wright / Rememorative of / his eloquent argument for the / perpetuation of the Institution / April 1855."

Marks

"N. HARDING & CO." incised in capital letters under the body.

Provenance

Col. Isaac Hull Wright (1814 – 1886) and Clementine G. Ballou (b. 1812) of New Hampshire, m. 1837; to their niece Florence Ballou Farrar (b. 1843), who was the daughter of Clementine’s sister Feducia Ballou and Abijah Farrer. Florence Ballou Farrar m. Frederick Henry Viaux (b. 1839) in 1873, and the pitcher descended to their daughter Florence Viaux (1878 – 1981) and her nephew Frederic Ballou Viaux, the donors.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Florence Viaux and Frederic Ballou Viaux

1855

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

34 x 19.2 x 15.7 cm (13 3/8 x 7 9/16 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

62.202

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Silver hollowware