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    General William Mahone's Coin Silver 15" Water Pitcher General Mahone maintained a luxurious silver service for entertaining. He was a noted engineer and a railroad president before and after the Civil War, as well as being a famed cavalryman and Confederate general. The makers marks show it to be made by Bailey & Kitchen of Philadelphia who were active from 1832 to 1848, thus dating the pitcher to this period.

    This 15" coin silver water pitcher has a 5" floral engraved base from which the pitcher extends up to the full 7" diameter of the pitcher. A highly ornate 'COF' is engraved on the front of the pitcher while on the back is engraved a heraldic falcon. Ornate floral engraving appears at the handle and spout and especially at the neck where a floral design dominates. There are very few slight dents and the piece retains its coin silver finish very well.

    At approximately 48 troy ounces, this pitcher is highly ornate and decorative and, moreover, was owned and cherished by the great General Mahone, the hero of Petersburg and United States Senator from Virginia.

    Provenance: The Tharpe Collection of American Military History

    Exhibited: The Liberty Heritage Society Museum

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    June, 2007
    24th-25th Sunday-Monday
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