Overall: 6 x 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 12.1 x 16.5 cm )
Wrought and seamed silver pitcher; squat, globular body tapering to a circular foot and incurved to an applied, die-rolled floral and grape leaf shoulder band; die-rolled meander wire and foliate band around the footring; applied concave shoulder and cylindrical neck that flares to a broad pouring lip; die-rolled meander wire and foliate band around the outside of the rim; hollow cast s-scroll handle; engraved, "B" on the center front in gothic script; maker's mark on the base.
Gift of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot
stamped: on the base: "J. CRAWFORD" in roman letters in a rectangle below two eradicated marks engraved: front center: "B" in gothic script
This pitcher belonged to Martha Coggeshall Holly (b. 1804), who married John Bissell in 1829.
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