Large American coin silver presentation ewer or water pitcher with a helmet form spout, chased acanthus leaf overlaid handle, band of floral repousse to upper neck, chased acanthus decoration to the lower body, all raised on a circular base with foliate repousse decoration. Inscription to the body reads "Presented by the Junior Partners of the House of Fairbanks Loving Company to their respectful associate Stephen Fairbanks on the occasion of his retirement from a connection advantageously continued during a long series of years now closed with mutual feeling of respect and esteem. January 1st, 1846". No maker's marks but marked on the underside "COIN". 16 1/4" H. 33.225 troy ounces. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with light wear, base sits slightly unevenly.
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