Antique, silver plate, insulated, water pitcher with figural woman by Wilcox circa 1870s. This tall and heavy pitcher is insulated. The body and handle have an embossed bird, floral and leaf design. The decor on the figural woman pitcher a wreath or roses and leaves. In the middle is 2 hands shaking and a bird. The other side is the same wreath but with 2 intertwined hearts and a bird. On one side under the wreath it's inscripted "Dec 5th 1875". On the handle is a figural woman/ masthead/ goddess bust. A gorgeous piece. This pitcher is still very functional for use. This hefty piece is a stunner.
Measurements: approx 13" tall x 10" wide handle to spout. approx 7" diameter at its widest.
Marks: Wilcox Silverplate Co 303
This pitcher is in beautiful, antique condition and more beautiful in person as the camera seems to accentuate every flaw. There are some signs of age and use such as light surface scratches and some staining or stubborn tarnish. It's still very shiny with some wear near some of the chased areas (again, not as noticeable in person). There are some slight bruises on the body, but no dents. The lid has a partial dent. The hinge looks like it has an old repair (see pic). The inside still looks decent with some signs of use at the very bottom. No obvious damage