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A Charleston coin silver presentation pitcher made by Grosjean & Woodward (New York, working 1853-1862) and retailed by Hayden & Whilden (H. Sidney Hayden & William G. Whilden, Charleston, SC, working 1855-1863). Pear shaped body with deep floral and foliate repousse work and chasing to the body, spout and handle. Engraved presentation inscription reading “M. E. Clay from F. K. and C. C. Huger” above an engraved bird standing on a branch. Later engraved date 1919 and monogrammed “H” below. 11-1/2″H. 34.820 troy ounces. Note: The inscription likely relates this pitcher to Major Francis Kinloch Huger (1844-1926) and his wife, Caroline Couper Huger. Major Huger was born into a prominent Charleston military family and fought in the Confederate army in the Civil War. He later became general superintendant of the Southern Railway, headquartered in Knoxville. Condition: Dents to body in the engraved area (the largest measuring less than 1/2″), otherwise very good condition.