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Silver water pitcher with Overton family provenance and inscriptions, inscribed “Bailey & Co./136 Chestnut St. Philadelphia,” figural lion, S, shield marks, and two lion passant marks; inscribed “M.M.O. to H.V.O”. Descended in Susan West’s family and referred to in her notes as “Flower Pitcher” that “came from Traveller’s Rest.” “M.M.O” is believed to refer to Mary McConnell White Overton (1782-1861, wife of Judge John Overton, founder of Traveller’s Rest Plantation), and “H.V.O.” is believed to refer to Harriet Virginia Maxwell Overton (born about 1832, death date unknown, second wife of John Overton II, whom she would have married around 1850; their first child was born in 1853). Mary McConnell White Overton was Harriet Virginia Maxwell Overton’s mother-in-law, and the dates would be consistent with the date of the pitcher’s manufacture. Also, according to Traveller’s Rest curator Rob DeHart, in Harriet Overton’s will (dated 2/7/1899) she leaves her “solid silver pitcher” to her daughter, Mrs. Thompson (Mary McConnell Overton Thompson, Susan West’s great-grandmother). Serpentine-form top rim chased to resemble grapevine texture. Loop handle with acanthus decoration and spur at top. Flared circular pedestal foot. Body and pedestal with repousse decoration of acanthus leaves and sprays of flowers; central cartouche below spout, bearing inscription. Condition – very good condition, scattered small areas of pitting. Dimensions 11 1/4″ height, 32.930 oz troy (Sterling 925/1000). Circa 1846-1859. Philadelphia, PA. Glen Leven estate.