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.

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Date

c. 1820-1824


Geography


Material/Technique

Silver


Dimensions

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

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


Marks

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


Object Number

H-4798


Colors


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