Milk jug and cover

Object Number: 
1927.25ab
Date: 
ca. 1793
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 14.6 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Small milk jug with cover with gilded berry knop and blue leaf; blue enamel band with gold stars around rim of cover and jug; love birds holding red flowers on black and gold striped perch encircled by "O" shape with round center and oval exterior filled in with blue enamel and gold stars; intelaced receded handles terminating in molded, blue enameled sprays; the oval is encircled by a rust and gold lappett band.
Gallery Label: 
This jug was given by Clarkson Crolius (1773-1843) to Elizabeth Meyer (ca. 1774-1856) at the time of their marriage in 1793. Crolius was a New York potter and politican.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Carrie E. Karstens
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group