New York, Park Avenue
18 June 1998
A FINE SILVER CLASSICAL PITCHER
Maker's mark of William Thomson, New York, circa 1820
Vase-form, with circular gadrooned base, the plain body engraved with a coat-of-arms, crest and motto, the applied die-rolled rim with grapevines, with scroll handle; marked under base
8in. high; 39oz.
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