American Coin silver water pitcher, pear shaped form with repousse decorations of clusters of grapes, leaves, and swags, framing a central cartouche engraved J.R. to R.R., punchwork design along curve of top edge, the handle with acanthus leaf overlay design and chased acanthus design at terminus, the molded foot ring with band of guilloche decoration at edge. Stamped W & H to bottom for Wood and Hughes, working New York, 1845-1899. 10" H, 19.08 oz troy. Circa 1850. Provenance: Nashville, Tennessee, estate, descended in an early Charlottesville, Virginia, family. CONDITION: Dent to foot ring at lower edge causing pitcher to not sit completely flat, some light denting and scratching to underside of belly.
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