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Pitcher

Description

Pair of silver pitchers formerly belonging to Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte's (1785-1879) mother, Dorcas Spear Patterson (1761-1814). Both pitchers are scalloped on the bottom half with fruit and leaf motif band around middle. Banded rims and leaf on handle.

Date

circa 1810

Contributor(s) Notes

Pitchers made by Chaudron & Rasch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Retailed in Baltimore, Maryland by George W. Riggs.

Materials

Silver

Dimensions

xx.5.5: 7 H x 5 W inches; xx.5.6: 8 H x 8 W inches

Resource ID

8122

Notes

Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte recorded in her account book from 1838, "2 Silver Pitchers or Water Pots--American which were my Mothers. May silly or delirious Descendents never have them sep[arated] or sold."

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles J. Bonaparte

Digital Publisher

Digital resource provided by the Maryland Center for History and Culture

Rights

This digital image is made available here for private study, scholarship, and research. Commercial and other uses are prohibited without the permission of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. For more information, visit the MCHC’s Reproductions and Permissions web page.