Antique quadruple silverplate creamer syrup pitcher hot milk jug or pot by WR New York (William A. Rogers) featuring rows of concentric rings along the base and near the tapered top, knopped finial on the hinged lid and elongated handle with spur all on a high polished silver finish. (c. late 1800s)
This early quadruple silver plate creamer syrup pitcher or hot milk jug or pot has a significant amount of silverplate wear on the body and on the lid as shown in the photos. Measures 4-1/2" tall to the top of the finial, 2-1/2" in diameter at the lip tapering down to 3-1/2" in diameter at the flared base, 5" from the tip of the handle to the tip of the spout and weighs 7.6 ounces. The bottom is touchmarked with W R and the pattern number "917". You can read more about the history of William A. Rogers from our Silver Manufacturers pages.
Early silver or silverplate syrup cup or cream pitchers followed the general styles of English hot water or hot milk pots from which they may have been derived. However, most early ones can easily be distinguished from milk pots by a small drip plate - usually attached. The invention of a patent cut-off inside the pitcher removed the need for the drip plate.
Silver and silverplate syrup pitchers were sometimes made as an accessory or an addition to complete a silver tea service. Smaller pitchers, made for specialized purposes, such as the serving of milk and cream, usually matched tea services. Designed in a great number of styles until after the turn of the century, syrup pitchers declined in popularity and have virtually disappeared from current manufacturers catalogs.
A2751 - Antique Quadruple Silverplate Creamer Syrup Pitcher Hot Milk Jug Pot W. R. (William A. Rogers)