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Pitcher

Object Number: 
1961.305
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. ( 26 x 23.5 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: in blue on underside of pitcher: "VIEWS OF THE/ERIE CANAL" printed: on collector's label on underside of pitcher: "267"
Description: 
Molded pearlware pitcher with dark blue transfer print of a view of the aqueduct bridge at Little Falls; bulbous-shaped pitcher with foliate curved handle, wide spout with molded feathered edge, and circular foot; top of interior and upper portion of exterior transfer-printed with floral decoration; bulbous area transfer-printed with two views of the Erie Canal; one view shows canal boats and locks with figures in foreground; second view shows aqueduct bridge with three arches. (Larsen, 3rd ed., no. 43)
Gallery Label: 
The completion of the 362-mile Erie Canal in 1825 was the cause of great celebration that included festivals in Albany, Little Falls, Rochester, and New York. This is one of three views that comprised Enoch Wood's commemorative canal series.
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