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6 stunning silver Victorian tilting water pitchers (1889)

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The tilting water pitcher was something often found on the dining table during the Victorian era. Mounted on a swing pivot, it simplified the task of pouring ice water into cups or glasses, as there was no lifting required.

The pitchers were often made of silver or silver plate — and the latter was a very popular gift item for weddings and other significant life events, or as a prize.

Most pitcher sets came with at least one matching cup, which fit neatly into the stand, as seen below.

 

Victorian era embossed old silver tilting pitcher set

Victorian embossed old silver tilting pitcher set 1889

 

Silver-plated tilter water set from the Victorian era

Silver-plated tilter water set from the Victorian era - 1889

 

Satin-finish silver tilting pitcher water set

Satin-finish silver tilting pitcher water set 1889

 

Victorian tilting water set in silver

Victorian tilting water set in silver

 

Antique silver tilting water pitcher set from 1889

Antique silver tilting water pitcher set from 1889

 

Antique engraved tilting pitcher water set with cups

Antique engraved tilting pitcher water set with cups 1889

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