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Pitcher

A work made of sterling silver.

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  • A work made of sterling silver.

Date:

c. 1910

Artist:

Shreve and Company
American, founded 1852
San Francisco

About this artwork

Like many large, mechanized silver manufacturers at the beginning of the 20th century, Shreve and Company catered to the consumer demand for handcrafted goods, even though its designs were actually spun on a lathe. The rivets and strap handle on this pitcher suggest medieval origins, a popular influence for Arts and Crafts designers.

Status

On View, Gallery 177

Department

Arts of the Americas

Artist

Shreve & Co. (San Francisco, Calif.) (Manufacturer)

Title

Pitcher

Place

San Francisco (Object made in)

Date

c. 1910

Medium

Sterling silver

Inscriptions

Marked on bottom: SHREVE AND CO. / SAN FRANCISCO / STERLING / 6 1/4 PINTS

Dimensions

39.4 × 17.8 × 17.8 cm (15 1/2 × 7 1/4 × 7 1/4 in.); 1159 g

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Antiquarian Society

Reference Number

1988.216

Extended information about this artwork

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