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PD0387

Objeto museológico (PDB)

Pitcher
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 17th century
Material: Tin
Dimensions (cm): 23 x Ø 11,6
Inv. no.: PD0387

Pitchers were often used for carrying and serving drinks. The pitcher is belly-shaped, has a narrow neck and a long handle that goes from the middle of it to the rear of the brim. There is a jointed lid that is attached to the pitcher at the rear as well as a lifting tab.

During the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, tin containers were in common use by members of the Nobility and Royal families. Several pieces made of tin were designed and produced such as pitchers, salt cellars, sauce boats, mugs, jars as well as basins, vinegar bottles, trenchers, bowls, porringers, ‘porcelains’, chalices, patens, goblets, cruets, vessels, barrels, spoons and candlesticks.