Frank W Smith Sterling Silver Shell & Scroll Water Pitcher C1890 For SaleFINE c1890 FRANK W. SMITH STERLING SILVER SHELL & SCROLL WATER PITCHER; WEIGHS 27 OUNCES We are pleased to offer this late 19th century Frank W. Smith sterling silver shell and scroll water pitcher.
Smith had worked at Durgin & Co. till starting his own shop in 1892. An immediate success, with great demand from Boston area clients. Died in 1904 sons took over, till 1917.
In robust wide panel fluted pear shape.
Beautifully cast and applied raised leaf, shell and scroll to the shaped rim.
Equally striking twin acanthus and vine cap double scroll handle. Rolled and turned at end.
Engraved monogram "DB.
This c1890 Frank Smith pitcher 9 1/2 inches handle to spout and it is 8 1/4 tall.
Exceptionally thick, heavy guage sterling weighs 27 1/2 standard ounces.
In fine condition. Rich, lustreous silver patina. The beautiful shell and scroll handle and rim retain their original detail. Stands firm on table or display shelf. Professional removal, no thinning, scattered shallow pinhead bumps.
For the discerning collector of the finest late 19th century American silver. An elegant c1890 Frank W Smith shell and scroll water pitcher.
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