Pitcher

Object Number: 
1951.16
Date: 
1848
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. ( 29.8 x 19 x 23.5 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: engraved around the center of the body: "A Tribute of/ affection & Respect/ to/ Friendship Integrity &/ worth/ Presented by/ Henry Baldwin/ to his Friend/ Moses D. Burnet/ Nov. 10, 1848./ "My Friend & Pitcher"" in script Mark: stamped on th
Description: 
Wrought silver presentation pitcher; octagonal, pear-shaped body on a splayed, octagonal pedestal; pedestal decorated with alternating chased shell and foliate designs along the edge and wavy lines above; eight pentagons around the lower body chases with a foliate design; eight panels around the center of the body alternate with japanesque landscapes and inscriptions; engraved, "A Tribute of/ affection & Respect/ to/ Friendship Integrity &/ worth/ Presented by/ Henry Baldwin/ to his Friend/ Moses D. Burnet/ Nov. 10, 1848./ "My Friend & Pitcher"" in script; convex band around the neck with chased foliate decoration above and below; neck flares to a scalloped rim and broad, shallow pouring lip; plain band applied around the rim; scroll handle with foliate engraving applied to the body; makers' marks stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was presented by Henry Baldwin to his friend Moses D. Burnet (1792-1876) of Syracuse, NY. Burnet was the great-grandfather of the donor's husband.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. John Burnet Nash
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group