Coin silver water pitcher from the family of Marcus Brutus Winchester, first mayor of Memphis (b. 1796-d. 1856). Bead design at rim and acanthus leaf overlaid handle, the neck with cartouche and foliate chased decoration over a lobed belly with repousse swags of flowers and central cartouches, 3 part script monogram MBW on one side and "Stanford 1856" on the other. Naturalistic base with four feet in the form of grape clusters. Marked F.H. Clark & Co. and Memphis in separate rectangles on underside (Frederick Harvey Clark, working Memphis circa 1850-d. 1866 as F.H. Clark & Co.). 12-1/2"H. 24.935 oz troy. Provenance: the collection of John Montague, Memphis, Tennessee, acquired from descendants of the Winchester family. Note: Stanford is believed to have been the name of a Winchester family ancestral home in Great Britain. Condition: 2 Repaired dents or punctures to bottom.
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