Overall: 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 32.1 x 24.8 x 16.5 cm ) Silver Weight: 32 oz (troy) 2 dwt (999 g)
Pitcher composed of three sections: circular foot edged with stylized anthemion die roll band and row of beading on top; lower body with sixteen concave lobes and beaded midband; seamed straight-sided midsection with engraved inscription and stylized anthemion die roll band with hanging edge; raised incurved upper section with flared scalloped edge and applied die roll band extending around integral spout; hollow handle cast in form of opposed C-scrolls with furl. Engraving: "From the Citizens of the Thirteenth Ward, to / ALDERMAN JAMES PALMER; / as a Memorial of his Philanthropy, Humanity and Assiduity, / during the prevalence of the Epidemick Cholera in the year 1832. / New York. June, 1833"
Gift of Reverend Langford Baldwin
engraved: on the front center: "From the Citizens of the Thirteenth Ward, to/ ALDERMAN JAMES PALMER;/ as a Memorial of his Philanthropy, Humanity and Assiduty,/ during the prevelance of the Epidemick Cholera in the year 1832/ New York, June 1833" in script and gothic script stamped: on the base: "J. L. MOORE" in a rectangle with three pseudo hallmarks, a lion passant, "G" and a bust
This pitcher is one of a pair presented to James Palmer, alderman of the Thirteenth Ward (Lower East Side), for his humane efforts during the cholera epidemic of 1832. The epidemic killed 3,513 people in New York City alone.
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