Northeastern United States
7-1/4 in x 8-1/2 in x 6-1/2 in (dia)
Historic Odessa Foundation, The David Wilson Mansion, Inc.
The body is bent inward below the spout. Some melting of foot-ring is visible.
Ex coll. Mrs. E. Tatnall (Mary Corbit) Warner.
This unmarked pitcher is made of a refined version of pewter, a tin alloy, called Britannia. Britannia was a harder and less brittle metal that could be shaped by spinning the work against a chuck or form. It also polished to a higher sheen, more similar to silver. This baluster-shaped pitcher has an applied cast handle. The spout is a separate piece of metal that has been cut into the top of the body and soldered in place. Pewter has a low melting point so that objects such as this one, left on a hot stove, were subject to melting.