Like all of Martha Washington's grandchildren, Eliza Parke Custis Law appreciated her family heritage and carefully preserved many Custis and Washington relics for future generations. Additionally, she sought to perpetuate and celebrate new family connections. Eliza commemorated the birth of her first granddaughter by purchasing a cream pitcher engraved with: "Grandmother Custis' gift for her darling Harriet Murray Rodgers."

See also two-handled cup, H-4797.


Silver pitcher with raised cylindrical body, straight tapering sides, applied spout, and slightly concave bottom; center punch on underside; applied rim and footrim; cast cyma curve arm set opposite spout.


c. 1820-1824





Overall: 2 7/8 in. x 2 5/8 in. x 4 1/2 in. (7.32 cm x 6.68 cm x 11.43 cm)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. Frank X. Henke III, Vice Regent for Oklahoma, and Mr. Henke, 2008


Maker's mark stamped twice on the exterior bottom of the vessel: "HOLLAND".

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Colors (Beta)

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