Georgian Joseph Richardson Jr. Silver Cream Pitcher 1780 Philadelphia
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Georgian Joseph Richardson Jr. Silver Cream Pitcher 1780 Philadelphia:
Here up for offer is a very rare and beautiful silver Georgian cream pitcher that is made by the famous Joseph Richardson Jr. of Philadelphia and made between 1777-1785. It weighs 6.07 troy oz. and is 7 1/4" high to top of handle and 6" to top of creamer itself. The base is 2 1/2" in diameter. There is a hand engraved mono on the front of cream pitcher, H.H.to M.M.. Also on the top of the handle it has the name "Billes". The cream pitcher is in very good condition with no damage. Shipping in the US is free. International buyers must email me for shipping charges. Joseph Richardson, Jr. came from a long line of silversmiths. His father, Joseph, Sr. inherited his father’s silversmith shop in 1729 and became one of the leading silversmiths of Philadelphia. Joseph, Sr. set an example that his son was later to follow by helping in 1756 to organize the Friendly Americans for Regaining and Preserving Peace with Indians and he presented jewelry to Indian leaders. Junior continued the tradition and was responsible for some of the 1793 and all of the 1795 Washington Indian Peace Medals – later, he became Assayer at the United States Mint. This circumstantial evidence indicates a close association with George Washington and David Rittenhouse, first Director of the U.S. Mint. On May-02-13 at 11:10:30 PDT, seller added the following information: