Overall: 10 1/2 x 6 5/8 x 9 in. ( 26.7 x 16.8 x 22.9 cm )
engraved: front center: "C" in bright-cut script stamped: on the base: in an oval, "BAILEY & Co/ CHESTNUT ST PHILA" around, "133" all over an eagle in a square, "U" in an oval and a "U.S. shield
Wrought silver pitcher; pear-shaped body with a high narrow neck flared to a high, pouring lip; seated on a molded circular foot; a die-rolled Greek-key band and a beaded band are applied around the rim; a beaded band and a convex footring repoussé chased with flowers and leaves are applied around the foot; repoussé chased floral and leaf garlands around the lower body and below the rim; "C" in bright-cut script on the front center of the body; cast and chased handle in the form of a tree branch, covered with vines and leaves; makers' marks stamped on the base.
This pitcher belonged to the donor's grandfather, Henry Chauncey (1795-1863), a merchant from New York. He was a leader in the construction of the Panama Railroad in 1851. There is a monument to him, for his work on this project at Colon, Panama Canal Zone.
Gift of Henry Chauncey Cryder
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