Antique C.1870s Reed & Barton Silver Plate Water Pitcher


An antique, Victorian, c.1870s Aesthetic Era lidded water pitcher, with bearded faces on the sides and chased foliate engraving throughout. Double walled with a removable porcelain interior pitcher to keep the cold in and contain condensation (to remove, unscrew the knobs at the top of the heads to remove the upper bit). Reed & Barton, marked on the inside protector lip and on the base, patent for this insulator 1850s, updated 1872. 10.25ʺW × 6.5ʺD × 11.25ʺH. The interior porcelain has an old repair to major cracks, but it holds water. Tarnish and general wear to the patina, some light scratches, some dents on the lid and near the spout, as shown.