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Hotel Silver Pitcher
Located in Houston, TX
Use this 19th century hotel silver pitcher in any tea set or for fresh cut flowers. Measures: 5" height 4" diameter (at base).  
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19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

  • Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Hotel Silver Pitcher
H 5 in. Dm 4 in.
Georg Jensen Sterling Silver Pitcher
By Georg Jensen
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Georg Jensen sterling silver pitcher #385B. From the 1920s. Measures: 14 cm H.
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Early 20th Century Danish Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Hotel Silver Pitcher 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Charming 19th Century Hotel Silver Pitcher. Sourced in the South of France. 3" Diameter 5 1/2 " Height
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19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Hotel Silver Pitcher
Located in Houston, TX
Enjoy your coffee or tea with this adorable little 19th century Hotel Silver creamer. Elevate your morning routine or use this pitcher to old pens, pencils or a fresh cut flower. Me...
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19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

  • Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Hotel Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Hotel Silver Pitcher
H 5 in. Dm 3 in.
Gorham Coin Silver Pitcher Ewer from 1850s
By Gorham
Located in New York, NY
Coin silver pitcher / ewer from mid- to late 1850s by Gorham, retailed by Crosby, Hubbard, & Morse in Boston, measuring 11 1/2'' in height and 7 3/4'' from handle to spout and weighi...
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1850s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Gorham Sterling Silver Pitcher or Jug
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
Gorham sterling silver pitcher or jug.
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Early 20th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Gorham Repousse Coin Silver Pitcher
By Gorham
Located in Stamford, CT
Circa 1860s Gorham coin silver pitcher. 12.00 Inches high with blown out repoussé motifs such as floral grapes with ferns. Crosby Hunneurell and Morse Boston logo underneath. Lion, a...
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1860s American Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

  • Gorham Repousse Coin Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Gorham Repousse Coin Silver Pitcher
  • Gorham Repousse Coin Silver Pitcher
  • Antique Gorham Repousse Coin Silver Pitcher
H 12.00 in. W 5.00 in. D 8.00 in.
Hotel Silver Pitcher, 19th Century
Located in Houston, TX
Enjoy this charming 19th century pitcher from France for tea service, entertaining or fresh cut flowers. Measures: 3" diam. x 5 1/2 " h   
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19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Hotel Silver Pitcher from Baumette Nice
Located in Houston, TX
This charming 19th Century pitcher is from the Baumette District in the South of France. Use this pitcher for coffee, tea, creamer, or fresh cut flowers your choice to show off this ...
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19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

WMF Art Nouveau Small Silver Pitcher
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Darmstadt, DE
Beautiful little WMF pitcher from the Art Nouveau period with beautiful patina and original glass.
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Late 19th Century German Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver, Britannia Standard Silver

Antique Scottish Victorian Sterling Silver Pitcher or Ewer
By William Clarke Shaw
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Scottish Victorian sterling silver pitcher or ewer. Made in Glasgow 1853 Maker: William Clarke Shaw Fully hallmarked. Dimensions - Length 20 cm Width 16 cm Height 31...
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1850s Scottish Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Antique Victorian Sterling Silver Pitcher or Ewer, Glasgow 1853
By William Clarke Shaw
Located in Braintree, GB
Antique Victorian sterling silver pitcher or ewer. Made in Glasgow 1853 Maker: William Clarke Shaw Fully hallmarked. Dimensions: Length 20 cm Width 16 cm Height 31.5 cm We...
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1850s British Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Vintage Silver Pitcher by Pasquale and Mariano Alignani, 1920-1940
Located in Roma, IT
Designed by Pasquale and Mariano Alignani, Bolli Milano - Fascism Age (1920-1940). Silversmith: Pasquale e Mariano Alignani. Very good conditions. This artwork is shipped from I...
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Early 20th Century Italian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Two silver pitchers set. Benito Gómez, Antonio. Segovia, Spain, 1831-1835.
By Spanish School
Located in Madrid, ES
Pair of pitcher jugs. Silver. BENITO GOMEZ, Antonio (1775-1835). Segovia, Spain, 1801-1835. With contrast markings. Pair of spouted jugs with a circular base with moldings, a low c...
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1830s Spanish Neoclassical Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Ornate Renaissance Style Antique Large Gorham Sterling Silver Pitcher, 1880
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, NY
A magnificent ewer worthy of a Medici banquet. Exquisite repousse silver work depicting generous campagna vases overflowing with flowers, set on scrolled foliate bases. The rim deco...
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19th Century Renaissance Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Pair of Etched Glass and Silver Pitchers by Bruckmann & Söhne
By Bruckmann & Söhne
Located in London, GB
Pair of etched glass and silver pitchers by Bruckmann & Söhne German, circa 1900 Measures: Height 33cm, width 17cm, depth 14cm The pitchers, or claret jugs, in this pair by Bruc...
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Early 1900s German Rococo Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Black, Starr & Frost Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Art Nouveau Style
By Black, Starr & Frost
Located in New York, NY
Early 20th century, Black, Starr & Frost sterling silver pitcher in exquisite Art Nouveau style with dimensional flowers applied around the rim. It measures 8 3/4'' in height by 9'' ...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver, Sterling Silver

J. E. Caldwell Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Art Nouveau Style with Flowers
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
J. E. Caldwell sterling silver pitcher in exquisite Art Nouveau style with dimensional anemones around the body and an applied handle. It measures 9 1/4'' in height by 8 1/4'' from h...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Bennett & Caldwell Coin Silver Pitcher, Circa 1850
By J.E. Caldwell & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Coin silver hand hammered water pitcher circa 1850 by Philadelphia makers Bennett and Caldwell. Leaf motif along handle, leaf and floral design around body and base, intricate leaf a...
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1850s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Ensko Sterling Silver Pitcher Jug in Georgian Style
By Ensko
Located in New York, NY
Ensko, American, early 20th century sterling silver spouted water pitcher in Georgian style with engraved birds and motto "Moveo et Proficior". It measures 8'' in height by 7 1/2'' f...
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Early 20th Century American Georgian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Mid 19th Century Realist Fruit & Silver Pitcher Still-Life with Red Curtain
Located in Soquel, CA
Late 19th Century Realist Fruit & Silver Pitcher Still-Life with Red Curtain An excellent late 19th century realist still-life by an unknown artist. This still-life, depicted in hi...
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Late 19th Century Realist Antique Silver Pitcher

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Linen, Oil

Silver Water Pitcher with Japanese Flower Etching
By Orf Silver
Located in Asheville, NC
This elegant example of Aesthetic Movement silver was manufactured by ORF Silver Company. This decorative motif clearly displays the influence of Japanese art on Victorian design. Th...
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19th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

Rockford Silver Company Pitcher with Wedding Engraving
By Rockford Silver Co
Located in Asheville, NC
This silver plated Victorian pitcher features highly stylized floral motifs that seamlessly bend styles from across the centuries and across the continents. It is a perfect example o...
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19th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Metal

Silver Plated Water Pitcher
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This stylish and Classic melon-form silver plated over copper water pitcher will make a great addition to your barware collection and of course a special place on your holiday table ...
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Early 20th Century American American Classical Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate, Copper

  • Silver Plated Water Pitcher
  • Silver Plated Water Pitcher
  • Silver Plated Water Pitcher
  • Silver Plated Water Pitcher
H 12.25 in. W 5.75 in. D 9 in.
American Victorian Silver Plate Water Pitcher
Located in New York, NY
American Victorian (Aesthetic Movement) silver-plate ice water pitcher on stand with tray and handle etched with Japanese designs (marked: ROGERS & BRO-TRIPLE PLATE).
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19th Century American Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Pair Neoclassical Silver Water Pitchers by Gorham
By Gorham Manufacturing Company
Located in New York, US
Our Gorham coin silver water pitchers in the neoclassical style each measure 8 by 15 by 6 1/2 inches, 20.3 by 38.1 by 16.5 cm and weigh 2968 grams. Each signed with the Gorham ma...
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19th Century American Neoclassical Revival Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Bigelow Bros. & Kennard Coin Silver Water Pitcher Ewer
By Bigelow Kennard & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Bigelow Bros. & Kennard coin silver water pitcher depicting a dog with a warrior shield on the handle with two matching dog cartouches on the front end and back end of the water pitc...
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Mid-19th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Large Sterling Silver Gilt Wine Pitcher, circa 1900
Located in New York, NY
Marked Howard and Co. sterling. With all-over vine and grape chasing.
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Early 1900s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Antique American Cut Crystal Silver Mounted Pitcher
Located in New Orleans, LA
The silver mount on this pitcher is the work of the Mauser Mfg, Co., New York. it has has inscribed initials.
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Late 19th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Vintage Pitcher in Silver and Crystal by Baracat
Located in Milano, IT
Gorgeous silver jug of Baracat production, late 1800s. The jug is made of worked and carved silver in the round base and spout, while the central body is made of glass. The spout o...
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Early 1800s Italian Mid-Century Modern Antique Silver Pitcher

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Crystal, Sterling Silver

  • Vintage Pitcher in Silver and Crystal by Baracat
  • Vintage Pitcher in Silver and Crystal by Baracat
  • Vintage Pitcher in Silver and Crystal by Baracat
  • Vintage Pitcher in Silver and Crystal by Baracat
H 11.42 in. W 5.52 in. D 3.55 in.
Dutch Arts & Crafts, Silver Plated Water Pitcher, 1900s
Located in New York, NY
Probably Dutch. Lavishly designed in the style of Arts & Crafts / Art Nouveau, this outstanding handmade, hammered silver plated water pitcher was obviously crafted by a highly skill...
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Early 1900s Dutch Arts and Crafts Antique Silver Pitcher

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Copper

Sterling Silver Mounted Royal Doulton Blue Glazed Pitcher
By Royal Doulton
Located in Norwood, NJ
Art Nouveau sterling silver mounted Royal Doulton blue glazed lidded pitcher. 19th century petite pitcher with raised Art Nouveau design.   
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1890s English Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Victorian Silver Plate Water Pitcher with Ballon Engraving
By E. G. Webster Brothers of New York
Located in Asheville, NC
This elegant and superbly made pitcher was manufactured by C. Webster and Brothers. This pitcher was made around the time that Paul Haenlein flew the first internal combustion motor ...
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19th Century American Antique Silver Pitcher

Antique Victorian Large Sterling Silver Jug / Ewer / Pitcher, 1900
By Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co. Ltd.
Located in London, GB
A magnificent Antique Victorian solid Silver Jug with a magnificent everted spout. The Pitcher stands on a side pedestal foot and has an impressive acanthus leaf scroll handle. The b...
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Early 1900s English Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Emile Puiforcat French Sterling Silver Ewer Pitcher with Raised Decoration
By Emile Puiforcat
Located in New York, NY
Late 19th/ early 20th century French 0.950 silver ewer / pitcher by renowned silversmith Emile Puiforcat with exquisite floral and geometric patterns. Measuring 14 1/4'' in height an...
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Late 19th Century French Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver, Sterling Silver

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Water Pitcher By Frank M. Whiting & Co.
Located in New York, NY
Graceful, Art Nouveau, sterling silver water pitcher on baluster base, The Frank M. Whiting & Co., No. Attleboro, Mass., circa 1895. Holds 3 3/4 pints of liquid. 8 3/4" high x 8 3/4...
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1890s American Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Silver Overlay Floral Etched Clear Glass Water Pitcher Jug Decanter
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Clear glass water or lemonade pitcher decorated with etched daisy flowers with leaves and dots on each side. The top 2.5” section has silver overlay featuring leaves and urns with fl...
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Early 20th Century Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Aesthetic Mixed Metals Gorham Sterling Silver Water Pitcher Applied Bird
By Gorham
Located in Big Bend, WI
Gorham Museum quality mixed metals Gorham sterling silver water pitcher #740. It is adorned with applied copper elements including flowers, an applied copper butterfly, applied la...
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19th Century Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Maxwell & Berlet Aesthetic Movement Silver and Copper Beer Pitcher
By Maxwell & Berlet
Located in New York, NY
Beer pitcher by Maxwell & Berlet, Philadelphia-based makers of jewelry and silver in the early 20th century, in Aesthetic Movement, made of applied silver on copper. Measuring 6.5 in...
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Early 20th Century American Aesthetic Movement Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver, Copper

Antique Silver Plated Insulated Hot Water Pitcher with Leaf Decoration
Located in Hamilton, Ontario
This antique silver plated hot water pitcher shows no maker's signature, but is presumed to have originated from the United States and dating to approximately 1875 and done in a peri...
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Late 19th Century American High Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

19th Century American Antique Silver Plate Pitcher by Reed & Barton
By Reed & Barton
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful American antique silver plate pitcher by Reed & Barton, 1879. Great chiseling work in the metal look carefully at the refined decoration.
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1870s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Very Fine Continental Silver and Cut Crystal Pitcher, Dutch, circa 1880
Located in New York, NY
The glass body with vari-cut motifs, the silver with finely chased decoration with mask head spout and handle, the finial with putti standing on ball. Monogram within cartouche.
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1880s Dutch Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay Floral Glass Water Pitcher Jug Decanter
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Beautifully made Art Nouveau water or lemonade pitcher with a sterling silver flowing vine design. The area below the spout has a plaque with initials. Initials say SJG or LJG. No...
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Early 20th Century Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

19th Century American Antique Silver Plate Pitcher by Stimpson
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful American antique silver plate pitcher by Stimpson, 1868. Great chiseling work in the metal look carefully at the refined decoration. On the handle a woman's head. On front ...
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1860s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Antique Victorian Cut Crystal Silver Plated Claret Jug Coffee Beverage Pitcher
Located in Dayton, OH
Antique Victorian claret jug or pitcher. Made of crystal featuring a wheel cut pattern with silver plated handle, lid and spout. These jugs became popular in the 19th century for use...
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19th Century Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Large English Oak and Silver Plate Tankard Pitcher, 1871-1907
Located in Lambertville, NJ
A handsome English tankard with silver plated bands around the oak body in the style of a barrel. The mounts with a detailed oak motif on the handle and figural spout. The inside wit...
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1880s English Edwardian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Exquisite French Art Nouveau Decanter / Pitcher by J. Barian Silver Glass 1900
Located in Ijzendijke, NL
Breathtaking French antique Art Nouveau decanter / pitcher in silver plate with enamel painted glass by Jules Barian 1900. Exquisite Art Nouveau design and just a pleasure to look ...
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Early 1900s French Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

19th Century Pitcher
Located in Salt Lake City, UT
A 19th century silver plate pitcher featuring an engraving of a house.
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19th Century Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

  • 19th Century Pitcher
  • 19th Century Pitcher
  • 19th Century Pitcher
  • 19th Century Pitcher
H 13 in. W 10.5 in. D 7 in.
19th Century American Antique Silver Plate Pitcher by Rogers Smith & Co
By Rogers, Smith & Co.
Located in Casale Monferrato, IT
Beautiful american antique silver plate pitcher by Rogers Smith & Co. Great chiseling work in the metal look carefully at the refined decoration. On front engraved two initials proba...
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1860s American Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

1900s Karl Fabergé Russian Silver and Crystal Pitcher
By Karl Fabergé
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Featuring Russian silver with HC monogram, gold washed inside and deep hand cut crystal with geometric motif,. The pitcher can be used for water or wine. Signed K....
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Early 20th Century Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Geo. W. Webb & Co. Hand-Chased Coin Silver Aesthetic Repousse Pitcher, c. 1875
Located in New York, NY
Geo. W. Webb & Co. hand-chased coin silver Aesthetic repousse pitcher, circa 1875--exquisitely detailed with flowers, birds, and fruits with a vined handle. This pitcher stands at 6"...
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Late 19th Century American Aesthetic Movement Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Mid-19th Century American Victorian Silver Plated Pitcher on Stand
Located in Forney, TX
A magnificent classical American fancy silver plated ice water pitcher and swing stand serving set. Circa 1860s Exquisitely crafted in the mid-19th century, of very fine quality, ...
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Mid-19th Century American High Victorian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

Georgian or Scottish Sterling Silver Beer Pitcher, 18th or 19th Century
Located in New York, NY
Georgian or Scottish sterling silver beer pitcher with engraved coat of arms and applied ribbon-shaped decoration by the handle. Most likely 18th century or possibly early 19th centu...
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18th Century Scottish Georgian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver, Silver

Tall Art Nouveau Sterling Silver Overlay, Cocktail Pitcher, Early 20th Century
Located in Philadelphia, PA
An early 20th century Art Noveau silver overlay glass cocktail pitcher. With applied C shaped applied handle and silver overlay encircling the top rim. Base with a polished pon...
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Early 20th Century American Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Antique Art Nouveau Topazio Silver Plate and Cut Glass Pitcher Caraffe Claret
Located in Toledo, OH
Antique silver plate Art Nouveau Topazio silver plate and cut glass pitcher / caraffe / claret. Holds 28 fl ounces. Very good condition. Dimensions: 7" diameter x 12" H.
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1890s Unknown Edwardian Antique Silver Pitcher

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Glass

Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher
By WMF Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik
Located in Vienna, AT
Large Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher hand blow glass. Germany about 1900 - 1910 Thick glass, polished and engraved. High: 28cm (11.02in)
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Early 1900s German Art Nouveau Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver Plate

  • Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher
  • Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher
  • Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher
  • Art Nouveau WMF Pitcher
H 4.34 in. Dm 11.03 in.
Pair of English Silver Georgian Cream Pitchers on Shell Legs with Floral Pattern
Located in New York, NY
Pair of English Silver Georgian Cream Pitchers standing on shell legs and adorned in a floral pattern, circa mid-1800s. The larger of these two pieces is 4 3/4" by 4"; the shorter is...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Silver Pitcher

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Silver

Flow Blue Pitcher
Located in South Salem, NY
A. English mid 19th C. large Victorian blue and white jug or pitcher decorated with Chinese landscape scenes featuring pagodas and a bridge over water. A decorative handle and spout ...
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Mid-19th Century English Antique Silver Pitcher

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Ceramic

  • Flow Blue Pitcher
  • Flow Blue Pitcher
  • Flow Blue Pitcher
  • Flow Blue Pitcher
H 8.75 in. Dm 7 in.
1900’s Sterling Silver and Crystal Pair of Wine Pitchers
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The pitchers made out of sterling silver and hand cut crystal glass, featuring floral motif. The top measures 3” x 2.5” wide and the bottom measures 4.25” x 3.5” wi...
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Early 20th Century Antique Silver Pitcher

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Sterling Silver

Antique Engraved Glass Wine Claret Pitcher
Located in Lambertville, NJ
Elegant engraved glass wine claret with silver plate top. The glass body with leaf and lattice pattern with birds, the handle and spout in an aesthetic movement design.
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1880s American Edwardian Antique Silver Pitcher

Materials

Silver Plate

  • Antique Engraved Glass Wine Claret Pitcher
  • Antique Engraved Glass Wine Claret Pitcher
  • Antique Engraved Glass Wine Claret Pitcher
  • Antique Engraved Glass Wine Claret Pitcher
H 9.75 in. W 6 in. D 5.5 in.
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Antique Silver Pitcher For Sale on 1stDibs

Choose from an assortment of styles, material and more with respect to the antique silver pitcher you’re looking for at 1stDibs. An antique silver pitcher — often made from ceramic, metal and silver — can elevate any home. There are many kinds of the antique silver pitcher you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 18th Century to those made as recently as the 20th Century. An antique silver pitcher made by Victorian designers — as well as those associated with Art Nouveau — is very popular. Many designers have produced at least one well-made antique silver pitcher over the years, but those crafted by Mason's Ironstone, Minton and Tiffany & Co. are often thought to be among the most beautiful.

How Much is a Antique Silver Pitcher?

The average selling price for an antique silver pitcher at 1stDibs is $1,062, while they’re typically $20 on the low end and $148,500 for the highest priced.

Finding the Right Pitchers for You

Perfect for entertaining, a dinner party or a small luncheon, vintage, new and antique pitchers are versatile pieces to keep in any collection.

Whether you’re dining in the great outdoors, freshening up drinks in the living room or making a batch of fresh-squeezed juice for breakfast in the kitchen, a pitcher is a must-have feature of your dining and entertaining set.

Prior to indoor plumbing and the advent of sinks, people paired a pitcher with a wash basin on their bedside stand. Today, an antique washstand might be used as a nightstand or bedside table. These pitchers, along with the washstand, were essential in any bedroom.

Today, in displaying vintage ceramic pitchers on your Welsh kitchen dresser or in a corner cupboard, you’re inviting a pop of color and an alluring texture to mingle with your other serveware. But when entertaining, you’re likely going to put this decorative vessel to work. Some glazed stoneware and metal pitchers are outfitted with hinged lids to provide insulation, while potters and other craft artists at the time might have made complementary glasses or teacups to pair with their pitchers for a complete serving set. Glass and stoneware pitchers are perfect for serving beverages, but if you’re serving from a metal pitcher, you’ll want to ensure that the material is food-grade stainless steel.

For a simple home accent, consider using that wonderfully aging vintage metal pitcher as a vase for your flowers (be sure to use a watertight plastic liner or insert) or as a receptacle to display and organize your cooking utensils. Given the venturesome design sensibility that we associate with mid-century modernism, a mid-century modern pitcher is going to prove a unique and sophisticated decorative touch to any room in your home. While your farmhouse-style interior is practically begging for the earthy tones of a terracotta pitcher, an ironstone pitcher will bring ornate details to your mantel.

Find a collection of new, vintage and antique pitchers today on 1stDibs.