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Gravy tureen with cover and ladle

Object Number: 
1961.334a-c
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall (b: Tureen): 6 1/2 in. × 8 in. × 4 1/2 in. (16.5 × 20.3 × 11.4 cm) Overall (c: Ladle): 2 1/2 in. × 8 in.
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of tureen: "PASSAIC FALLS/STATE OF NEW JERSEY" and eagle with shield and banner printed: collector's label on underside of tureen: "299" typed: collector's label on underside of tureen cover and ladle: "132"
Description: 
Molded pearlware gravy tureen with dark blue transfer prints; oval tureen printed with image of Passaic Falls in New Jersey; tureen has convex body, pierced foliate handles and oval foot; domed cover with rosebud finial and cut-out for ladle; ladel has round bowl transfer-printed with shells, and ribbed handle terminating in a bird's head.
Gallery Label: 
This transfer print of the Passaic Falls is based on a drawing by Alexander Robertson (1768-1841).
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