Overall: 14 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. ( 36.5 x 16.2 x 24.4 cm )
Wrought silver ewer; raised, urn-shaped body with a plain applied shoulder and concave neck that flares to a broad pouring lip in the front and a scrolled terminal with floral motifs on its sides in the back; continuous wide band of chased acanthus leaves around the lower body; a die-rolled floral and acanthus leaf band is applied below the shoulder and a die-rolled egg and dart band is applied to the outside of the rim; hinged, raised, domed lid surmounted by a cast acorn and leaf finial; partial bezel; stepped, circular foot with a convex, die-rolled band of acanthus leaves around the top, and a molded, reeded band around the center; applied footring with a die-rolled egg and dart band mid-way; cast, s-scroll handle with acanthus thumbpiece and acanthus leaves and rings grip; maker's mark on the base.
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
Mark: stamped on the base: in a circle, "FLETCHER & GARDINER." in roman letters around, "PHILA" in a rectangle Engraving: Ewer has wide repousse and chased border located along bottom of vessel of [laurel?] leaves with alternating acanthus plumes or torches. Border is also set against matted background.
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