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A SILVER WATER PITCHER
PROPERTY FROM A VERMONT COLLECTION
A SILVER WATER PITCHER

MARK OF TIFFANY & CO. NEW YORK, CIRCA 1877

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A SILVER WATER PITCHER
MARK OF TIFFANY & CO. NEW YORK, CIRCA 1877
Globular, with mid-band and neck of foliate and scroll motifs, with scroll handle, engraved MARY LEE/FROM SAMUEL HAND/DEC. 27 1877; marked under base, also marked 4706/9032
7¾ in. (19.6 cm.) high; 32 oz. (1007 gr.)
Literature
Charles H. Carpenter Jr., Tiffany Silver, 1997, illus. p. 203, no. 309.

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Samuel Hand (1833-1886) was a prominent appellate lawyer in Albany known for the vast number of cases he argued. He was President of the New York State Bar Association and a judge in the Court of Appeals. His son, Learned Hand (1872-1961), was a famous judge, judicial philosopher, and advocate of free speech.
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