Overall: 13 x 6 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. ( 33 x 17.5 x 27.6 cm )
Wrought silver pitcher; circular body with repouss
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
Inscription: engraved @ center front: "J. P. S." in gothic script Description: Initials relate to John Peter Schermerhorn, who received pitcher as Christmas gift in 1836. Mark: stamped on the base: in banners, "MARQUAND & Co." "NEW YORK" Inscription: engraved on the base: "M. L. S. R. to J. P. S. Dec. 25." 1836." Mark: incised at bottom of body: "37 oz 25 dwt", and along foot-ring underside "37 oz. 5 dwt."
This water pitcher was given to John Peter Schermerhorn (1808-1887), the grandfather of the donor, by Maria Louise Schermerhorn Rhinelander for Christmas, 1836.
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