10 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (27.6 x 21.6 x 14.3 cm) (show scale)
Stamped twice on the underside: "Z Bostwick" "NEW YORK"; Scratched lightly into underside: "63, oz 5 ant"
Hand engraved on the underside: "John W. Livingston to Joseph Sampson 1845"
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Zalmon Bostwick (American, 1846-1852). Pitcher, ca. 1845. Silver, 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (27.6 x 21.6 x 14.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of May S. Kelley, by exchange, 81.179.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 81.179.1_mark_bw.jpg)
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Flared, paneled foot of octagonal form supports octagonal basin. A band of eight quatrefoils set into panels, flanked by elongated gothic-style niches encircles lower portion of pitcher. Eight elongated panels surmount this band with gothic arches topped by applied foliate pinnacles, which rise over shoulder and rest on neck. Bracket handle is applied to molded lip of piece and shoulder of basin. Handle has grotesque bearded mask in relief.
Condition: Good with some tarnish milky color film along handle and rim of pitcher.
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