Pitcher: Peace Plenty and Independence

Object Number: 
1961.304
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 21 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black in medallion on panel #1: "PEACE/PLENTY/AND/INDEPENDENCE"
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration on both sides and under spout depicting 1) female figures holding wheat and cornucopias on either side of a medallion with inscription with an eagle, cannon, and a flag above; 2) fully rigged three masted ship with American flag; 3) (under spout) grape vines and ribbon tied in a bow.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug; there is a possibility that this pitcher was made in Staffordshire and printed in Liverpool.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group