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Large Edwardian Silver Plate Ice Pitcher with Military Interest

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Early 1900 Reed & Barton heavily decorated silver plate and pottery lined presentation ice pitcher with military interest.

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W-28 H-36 (cm)

Item Reference:

63479-941-4Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 63479-941-4
Item No. 63479 - Dealer No. 941 - Building No. 4


Large silver plated ice pitcher with a pottery liner, the lid that incorporates a strainer is secured with decorated ornate screw fittings. The finial is formed as a sea lion with a fish in its mouth seated upon a rock facing the scrolled handle mounted by a heron above bull rushes. To the opposite side the underside of the broad spout is a triangular design terminating with three moulded lotus leaves. To the bottom section is a continuing band decorated in relief with medieval figures possibly depicting scenes from a Shakespearean play. The space between contains a presentation inscription of military interest being a prize for the Volunteer Rifles.
The unit was formed 1859 serving throughout the Empire to become the Territorial Army in 1908. The inscription marks the piece having been won 1905 Ballygunge this is in Calcuta West Bengal India known now as Kolkata.
All this considered it is estimated the exceptionally detailed pitcher made by Reed and Barton of America (marked to the base and inner lip) was made during the early part of 1900.
An antique well loved piece that shows signs of wear associated with its age.


Item Reference
Height: 36 cm
Width: 28 cm
Silver Plate
1901 - 1910, C20th (Edwardian)
Country of Origin
Overall Excellent some plate wear as expected. Pottery Liner has hairline


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