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Object ID # 1959.002.060
Object Name Pitcher, Water
Title Royal Manufacturing Co. Pitcher
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 1898
Artist Royal Manufacturing Co.
Made Royal Mfg. Co.
Place of Origin United States of America
Description Small silver plated water pitcher with an etched floral design which takes up the proper left side of the pitcher. The bulbous vessel body is cinched at 66% of height. Another cinch at 80% creates a bulging band around the vessel's top and gives way to an elegant fluted rim that features beading on its edge. The handle attaches at the 33% and on the bulging band. It is tall and relatively shallow. It features a cast floral pattern at its widened apex. One side of the vessel body is engraved with a bold floral design.
The date of 1898 was found on a museum label for this artefact. Needs to be confirmed. This might actually just be a reference to wedding date of the couple who owned it.
Makers mark Circular mark with "ROYAL MFG. CO. / WARRANTED / QUADRUPLE PLATE (this line is obscured / altered to be blanked out) / 572"
Provenance Previously owned by Jean Reid (née Givens) who was married to William G. Reid. She resided in Owen Sound, Grey County, but grew up in Holland Township, Grey County. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. James and "Minnie" Givens. The Givens family farmed in the Massie District. Jean was a girl circa 1906. Her mother, Mary Ann "Minnie" McKay Givens, was born in 1871 and died in 1950. Minnie and James are buried at Greenwood Cemetery, in Owen Sound.

The Royal Manufacturing Co. was in operation from .... to ..... It was located in Detroit and made "Brazil Silver " (nickel alloy, not real silver) items.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Metal
Dimensions H-14 W-16.5 Cir-43 cm
Found Holland Township (formerly), Township of Chatsworth, Grey County
People Givens, James
Givens, Mary Ann
Reid, Jean
Subjects Pitchers
Search Terms Massie
Holland Township