Water Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1917

GUSN

GUSN-12101

Description

Pear shaped form with a molded rim. Owl mask below the spout. Molded handle and foot.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
engraving (printing process)
sterling silver
silver (metal)
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Pitcher, Water
Pitcher, Water

Inscription

Under the mask engraved in block letters is: TO JAMES RUNDLET MAY/FROM/HIS JUNIORS IN/THE FEDERAL FIRE SOCIETY/IN HAPPY COMMEMORATION OF/ FIFTY YEARS MEMBERSHIP/1867-1917/Esto Perpetua. Impressed marks read: SHREVE, CRUMP & LOW CO. (and) STERLING .

Associated Person

May, James Rundlet, 1841-1918

Associated Building

Original to Rundlet-May House (Portsmouth, N.H.),

People and Organizations

Federal Fire Society

May, James Rundlet, 1841-1918

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8 1/2 x 3 5/8 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph May

Accession Number

1971.1449

Places

Massachusetts (United States)