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Pitcher

Object Number: 
1941.800
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Nickel-plated copper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 4 in. ( 15.9 x 14.9 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on the body: "ESCORT" in block letters stamped: on the base: " WM PRISK & SONS MFG CO/ IMPERIAL/ YALESVILLE CT" in a circle
Description: 
Nickel-plated copper pitcher; seamed, tapered cylindical body on a molded double-step foot; applied beaded band around the rim; short, triangular spout; hinged, domed lid with a short shell grop and a turned baluster finial; cast loop handle with foliate scroll decoration; body engraved, "ESCORT" in block letters; maker's mark stamped on the base.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was used on the Hudson River steamboat "Escort," which later became the "Catskill" and the "City of Hudson."
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Provenance: 
The George W. Murdock Collection of Steamboat Artifacts
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group