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There is no need for photos, I know this piece by the shape number. This is a Reed and Barton silver plated (not sterling) ice water pitcher in shape number 5484, but it is not from the time period you suggested. The gate on the spout is for holding back ice. The heart on the bottom is the date code for 1956. This pitcher has a value of $35.00.
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