Overall: 13 x 6 7/8 x 9 1/8 in. ( 33 x 17.5 x 23.2 cm )
Cast silver plated ice water pitcher; circular body tapering from a plain band around the shoulder to a plain band above the rounded bottom; seated on a plain, cast, circular foot; body engraved on the front center, "E. A. L." in gothic script; above the shoulder band is a short, slightly flared neck with a short, squared pouring lip and a plain applied rim; rim low at the sides; hinged, domed lid, folded in the front over the pouring lip; dome surmounted by a cast polar bear finial; squared strap handle tapering toward the bottom with a scroll hinge beneath to lift the lid open as one pours; maker's marks on the base.
Gift of Mr. Goodhue Livingston
engraved: front center: "E. A. L." in gothic script stamped: on the base: "GORHAM MFG CO/ 050/ B" below an anchor in a shield
This pitcher belonged to Eugene Augustus Livingston (1813-1893), a second cousin of the donor. Eugene Augustus Livingston was a grandson of Chancellor Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) and the son of Margaret Maria Livingston (1783-1818) and Robert L. Livingston (1775-1843).
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