Object Name: Pitcher, Ice Water
Object ID: 1966.584
Creator: Simpson, Hall, Miller & CompanyManufacturer
Place of Origin: Wallingford, CT
Description: Ice Water Pitcher. Manufactured by Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, CT; 1875-1885. Silver-plated and enameled white metal. Taper-sided pitcher, with attached hinged lid, D-shaped handle, and narrow covered spout. White enameled steel interior lining; perforated at spout. Spout has a hinged flap. Lid is also double walled, lined with silver. Top of lid is ribbed; finial is drum-shaped. Decorative bands at top and bottom of body include several varieties of flowers. Spout decoration includes a bird on one side and two men hunting a bear on the other side. Lower part of spout is decorated with large shell design. Cast hollow handle is decorated with geometric designs and flowers. Stamped on bottom, in a circular outline, in upper case sans-serif letters: "SIMPSON.HALL.MILLER & CO - / QUADRUPLE / PLATE / U.S.A.". Also stamped on bottom, "387". Hand engraved on bottom in script, "Oscar Albert / Pendleton. / 1875" Two holes on bottom of vessel.
Dimensions: H-11.5 W-9 Dia-6.5 inches
Provenance: Pitcher has the maker's mark of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co., Wallingford, CT., in business 1866-1898. The name/date, "Oscar Albert Pendleton 1875", is scratched on to the bottom of the pitcher. Pendleton was born in 1875 in Boston, and resided there through at least the 1920s. He is from a large Maine family of Pendletons. The pitcher is found in collections; it is not known how it arrived at the N.H.H.S.
Credit Line: New Hampshire Historical Society Collection
Pendleton, Oscar Albert