Commemorative pitcher: George Washington
Overall: 9 3/4 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm )
printed: in black on banner held by angel:" WASHINGTON", printed in balck in book held by seatde figure: "American Independence/4 July 1776", printed in black : map of eastern section of North America with names of places, etc. inscribed: in black: "LIB
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration on both sides and under spout depicting 1) George Washington and female figure holding liberty cap on pole standing next to map of the thirteen colonies; opposite are two other figures and above is an angel blowing a trumpet, 2)inscription in cartouche surrounded by flowers, flags, and cornucopia, 3) (under spout) spread eagle with shield thirteen stars above holding arrows.
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug; it is possible that the pitcher was made in Staffordshire and printed in Liverpool.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.