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Object ID # 1968.014.002
Object Name Pitcher
Title Brass Hot Water Ewer
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin England, United Kingdom?
Description Brass ewer-style pitcher or measure, 19th-c. Function: For pouring liquids, possibly hot water? No maker's identification. It only has the numeral "3" impressed on the underside. The underside is recessed. Has a long, curved pouring lip. Has a long brass handle. The base of the pitcher is round and has the widest diameter, then the walls taper towards the top. If it was a measure, it might have once had matching items of different sizes, and measures usually have wider mouths. Some collectors call items like this "Hot Water Jugs" (ewers).

Makers mark Impressed with "3"
Provenance Most likely originally belonged to Elizabeth McLean (nee Blythe, d. 1921). She resided at Owen Sound, from the 1840s until her death. Inherited by her daughter, Mary A. McLean.
Collection Household Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Brass
Dimensions H-22.9 Dia-14.2 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McLean, John
McLean, Elizabeth
McLean, Mary A.
Subjects Brasswork
Water
Pitchers
Search Terms Victorian