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Water Pitcher

Decorative Arts and Design

CULTURE American
MAKER Rufus Dunham
DATES 1837–1860
DIMENSIONS 6 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (15.9 x 21.3 x 14.9 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on base, partially worn rectangular stamp with serrated edge containing "R DUNH[AM]"
CREDIT LINE Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters
PROVENANCE Prior provenance not yet documented; prior to 1948, acquired by Marion Louise Smith Peters of Brooklyn, NY; 1950, bequeathed by Marion Louise Smith Peters to the Brooklyn Museum.
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Pewter water pitcher, "Britannia ware." Bulbous shape rises from flat bottom, then flares to open top. Attached arching, triangular spout and ear-shaped handle. Decorative line rings body around neck. CONDITION: Badly dented, base dented.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION American. Water Pitcher, 1837–1860. Pewter, 6 1/4 x 8 3/8 x 5 7/8 in. (15.9 x 21.3 x 14.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Mrs. William Sterling Peters, 50.141.37. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 50.141.37.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 50.141.37.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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