Overall: 9 5/8 x 6 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. ( 24.4 x 16.8 x 23.8 cm )
Inscription: engraved @ front center: "A B" in foliate bright-cut script Description: Initials relate to Aaron Belknap (1789-1847), the presumed owner Mark: stamped on the base: "N. J. BOGERT" in roman letters in a rectangle Mark: incised into bottom:
Wrought silver pitcher; raised, inverted pear-shaped body flaring slightly at the bottom, to a circular foot; applied, flat shoulder and cylindrical neck; die-rolled bands of foliate heart-shapes applied around the footring, the shoulder and the rim; high, narrow, extended pouring lip applied to the front of the neck; s-scroll handle, cast in vertical halves, applied to the back of the neck and the body; engraved, "A B" in foliate bright-cut script on the front center of the body; maker's mark on the base.
This pitcher belonged to Aaron Belknap (1789-1847), the great-great-grandfather of Waldron Phoneix Belknap, Jr.
Gift of Mrs. Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Sr.; Collection of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.