This article explores the significance of a silver pitcher, given as a wedding gift from a father to his daughter in 1854. This early example of Gorham silver hollowware, now part of the Cincinnati Art Museum's collection, is decorated with scenes from the Biblical Old Testament story of the marriage of Isaac and Rebekah (Genesis 24). The popularity and significance of the Biblical Rebekah in the mid to late nineteenth century reveals the symbolism behind the pitcher's design and a father's gift.
- Lewis Whiteman
- Louisa Whiteman Carson
- William Carson
- Gorham Manufacturing Co., silver
- Rebekah at the Well
- Independent Order of Odd Fellows
- Rebekah Degree
- Emile Jean Horace Vernet
- Old Testament
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