Large antique porcelain inlaid silver plated water pitcher with intricately engraved and dimensional embossed details.
Wonderful texture and detailing all around. Polished pedestal type base, textured finish around middle section with finished engraved patterns.
Large, fully decorated handle on side opposite of the spout. Top design includes a floral shape. At the top, outer side of the handle is embossed a three-dimensional woman's face that protrudes from the curve. The handle curves down and inward and finished into the top of a horned and bearded male figure, appears like a demon.
The lid is attached by a hinge, in wonderful working condition with no resistance. Square finial style lid handle. Inside the kettle is a white porcelain inlay that has eleven strainer holes.
The kettle is stamped on the bottom with the circular logo and scales of Meriden B. Company. It is stamped on the bottom also with: PAT: June 13 1868 PAT'd: Nov. 13 1868. 45
Dimensions: Height: 14" Handle to Spout Width: 10" Base Diameter: 6-1/2" Widest Width: 8-1/2"
Condition is wonderful for the age of this piece. Some wear and some minor scratches. The outer metal has a few dings and small dents, two apparent ones. It does not affect the porcelain inlay. Appears clean and has been well cared for.