Overall: 13 x 6 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. ( 33 x 17.5 x 27.6 cm )
Inscription: engraved @ center front: "J. P. S." in gothic script Description: Initials relate to John Peter Schermerhorn, who received pitcher as Christmas gift in 1836. Mark: stamped on the base: in banners, "MARQUAND & Co." "NEW YORK" Inscription: e
Wrought silver pitcher; circular body with repoussé gadrooning divided by repousséd darts around the lower half; body joined to a molded, circular, stepped foot by a die-rolled loop band pedestal; applied, vertical die-rolled footring; body flares to a convex shoulder and a raised neck with an applied, die-rolled foliate and loop band around the center; rim, low at the sides with a high, extended pouring lip; die-rolled, loop band applied around the rim; double-scroll hollow handle, made in vertical halves, circular in section, tapering toward the base, scrolled acanthus grip and tails, lily-of-the-valley down the center of the handle; engraved, "J. P. S." in gothic script on the center front; makers' marks on the base.
This water pitcher was given to John Peter Schermerhorn (1808-1887), the grandfather of the donor, by Maria Louise Schermerhorn Rhinelander for Christmas, 1836.
Gift of Mrs. Constance Schermerhorn Skillin
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