Antique, silver plate, insulated, water pitcher with figural boy on dolphin by Rogers Smith & Co circa 1872. This tall and heavy pitcher is insulated with a porcelain liner. The spout, upper rim and base have a hunting scene with 2 hunters holding guns towards a bear on one side and a dog with what looks like a beaver on the other, people in a boat, etc. The bottom of the spout has a large shell design. The body and handle have an embossed floral and leaf design. Very detailed. The finial is a cherub boy holding a paddle riding a dolphin/ koi fish. Very detailed piece. This pitcher is still very functional for use. This hefty piece is a stunner.
Measurements: approx 14" tall x 11" wide handle to spout. approx 6 1/2" diameter
Marks: On Ice lip is stamped Patented July 9, 1872 910. On the bottom Rogers Smith & Co New Haven Conn Patd June 13, 1868
This pitcher is still extremely shiny. It's a matte type of finish so it's not as reflective. No plating loss that I can see and not even a dent. There is a slight ding on the top of the lid and a faint ding on the body. There are some signs of age and use such as light surface scratches and some staining or stubborn tarnish. The inside porcelain looks great with maybe only one or two spots/ stains. No obvious damage