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Pitcher

Object Number: 
1961.302
Date: 
1816-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 9 x 7 in. ( 20.3 x 22.9 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black below first view: "SECOND VIEW OF COM. PERRY'S VICTORY" printed: in black below second view: "THE WASP & REINDEER" printed: in black below both views: "Bentley Wear & Bowne Engravers & Painters Shelton Staffordshire"
Description: 
Molded pearlware pitcher with strap handle, trimmed with pink luster and with two black transfer printed views with inscriptions: first, a sea battle between ships flying American flags and unidentified ships; second, fully rigged ship flying American flag on left, ship in clouds of smoke with only one mast left standing; pink luster around rim, spout, foot, and neck, as well as decorating handle.
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