Pitcher: Aqueduct bridge at Rochester

Object Number: 
1921.17
Date: 
1820-1846
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 9 x 6 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 22.9 x 16.5 cm )
Description: 
Pearlware pitcher with wide spout, scrolled acanthus leaf and molded foot; dense dark blue transfer printed floral border; two distinct Erie Canal views on opposite sides of body. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 44)
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher is a part of the Erie Canal series; view of bridge with city in background is "Aqueduct Bridge at Rochester" and view of triple-arched around bridge "Entrance of the Erie Canal into the Hudson at the Albany". The view of Rochester comes from..."a water color by J. Eights, engraved by Rawdon, Clark & Co, Albany, New York....Original water color in Old Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel V. Hoffman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group