Holy communion vessel
Overall: 4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 10.2 x 5.4 cm )
Pewter water pitcher with plain thumbpiece and hoop handle.
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
engraved: on lid: "A"
According to the donor, this is an ecclesiastical jug used for holy water in colonial times. This is probably one of a set of three vessels used to hold oil, wine and water in religious ceremonies. The engraved letter 'A' on this piece is an abbreviation for 'aqua.'
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.