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Pitcher

Object Number: 
1952.142
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 7 in. ( 21.6 x 24.8 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black, first panel: "NEW HAMPSHIRE"; "MASSACHUSETS [sic]"; "RHODE ISLAND"; "CONNECTICUT"; "NEW YORK"; NEW JERSEY"; "PENSYLVANIA [sic]"; "DELAWARE"; "MARYLAND"; "VIRGINIA"; "N. CAROLINA"; "S. CAROLINA"; "GEORGIA"; "VERMONT"; "KENTUCKY" printed
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous, with strap handle; black transfer-printed decoration enhanced with red/orange, yellow, blue, and green overglaze, depicting: a woman in a polka-dotted dress and holding staff with liberty cap (Lady Liberty) holding a laurel wreath over a medallion with a bust of Washington; fully rigged three-masted ship flying an American flag; (under spout) spread eagle with stars, arrows, and laurel with inscription below.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group