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Pitcher

Object Number: 
1961.342
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Porcelain
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 19.4 x 16.5 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in green on base: "L (in wreath) /LENOX/Patent applied for/Design of Edward Penfield/ (conjoined) "TP" (in shield)/ The Toby Potteries of New York/A" impressed: on belt "T.R." impressed: on book's cover "AFRICA"
Description: 
Porcelain pitcher molded into the head and body (from below the waist up) of Theodore Roosevelt grinning from behind a moustache and spectacles, wearing a red bandanna and belted khaki shirt, toting a red book titled "Africa" and a rifle; handle formed of an elephant's head and trunk. All handpainted with overglaze enamels.
Gallery Label: 
This toby jug, made by Lenox after the design of Edward Penfield, was issued at the close of Roosevelt's last term of office when he was about to set forth on a big game hunting expedition into Africa. More likely, it dates after his trip and the publication of his book " African Game Trails" (1910).
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