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    A Gorham Mfg. Co. Silver Presentation Pitcher with Figural Handle, Providence, Rhode Island, 1872
    Marks: (lion-anchor-G), 490, 13 1/2 PINTS, STERLING, E
    11-3/8 x 7-3/4 inches (28.9 x 19.7 cm)
    30.04 troy ounces

    This presentation pitcher possibly refers to Julius H. Pardee, 2nd Lieutenant of the 23rd Infantry, who served in the western Indian Wars of the 1870s. Pardee ranked last in West Point's 1871 graduating class. At West Point, this ranking is traditionally known as the "goat." The engraving to the front of the pitcher reads Pardee from ALL OF US, and was possibly given as a gift to Pardee from his classmates commemorating this position.

    Condition Report*: Large dent to shoulder and dents to body, scattered surface scratches, push to underside of spout.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    14th Thursday
    Internet/Mail Bids: 10
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