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Object Name: Pitcher
Date: ca. 1830
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall: 12 1/4 x 9 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. ( 31.1 x 25.1 x 16.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Wrought silver pitcher; globular body with broad gadrooning around the lower half; applied, flat shoulder with an applied scrolled band around the edge and a convex band below; shoulder raised into an incurved neck with a wide, extended pouring lip and flaring shield-back rim; rim is low on the sides and high at the back and front; applied beaded band around the outside of the rim; hollow cast, double scroll handle; body seated on a stepped circular foot with applied bands of scrolled hearts around the footring and the body joint; engraved on the front center, "L B M S/ to/ M S" in script; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Credit Line: Gift of John Middagh Willard
Object Number: 1939.98
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Marks: engraved: front center: "L B M S/ to/ M S" in script stamped: on the base: in a circle, "MARQUAND & BROTHER NEW YORK" in roman letters

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This pitcher belonged to John Middagh Sands, father of Caroline Holt Sands Willard, the mother of the donor.