Overall: 9 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 14.3 x 21.6 cm )
engraved: front center: "C P December 1st/ 1917 H H C J/ R. W. S. Pierson/ to R W S/ from J. & C. J. P./ and MM/ Oct. 1887." in script stamped: on the base: "G. & H." in a rectangle over, an oval "G/ &/ H" and diamond, "1/48/8"
Wrought and seamed silver pitcher; pear-shaped body, seamed beneath the handle, on a circular foot with an applied, die-rolled acanthus footring; neck flares to the rim, low on the sides, with a wide pouring lip; die-rolled acanthus and dart band applied around the outside of the rim; double-scroll handle, cast in vertical halves, partially covered with acanthus decoration; engraved band of grape leaves below the rim and three engraved cartouches on the sides, left and right of the handle depict Asian landscapes, the front center engraved, "C P December 1st/ 1917 H H C J/ R. W. S. Pierson/ to R W S/ from J. & C. J. P./ and MM/ Oct. 1887." in script; makers' marks stamped on the base.
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