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Pitcher: The Farmers Arms God Is Our Trust

Object Number: 
1953.800
Date: 
1790-1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 8 3/4 x 7 in. ( 21.6 x 22.2 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on panel # 1: "THE FARMERS ARMS" "IN GOD IS OUR TRUST" printed: in black on panel #3:"E PLURIBUS UNUM" "Peace Commerce and Honest Friendship with all Nations_ Entangling Alliance with none _Jefferson"
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration on both sides and spout depict: 1) a shield with four sections showing wheat, rakes, and pitch forks, scythes, and chaff separating baskets, between a man with a scythe and a woman with a butter churn;2) a fully rigged ship with three masts, an American flag, and figures; 3) (under spout) spread eagle with stars, arrows, and laurel; there is gold painted decoration around the rim and spout.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group