Overall: 31 x 27 x 20 in. ( 78.7 x 68.6 x 50.8 cm )
printed: in circle: "ISAAC D. AKIN ESQ/ MERCHANT/ NEW YORK"; on base: "IRONSTONE/ [Phoenix bird] / COREA / J. CLEMENTSON"
Molded "Corea" pattern ironstone pitcher printed in black with "oriental" landscapes (9) around shoulder and lower half of body, several smaller views and floral decals; border pattern of arabesques and roses on two-toned backgrounds on interior and exterior rim and on scrolling handle.
This massive pitcher was probably intended as an advertising piece for a shop window. It was made in Staffordshire, England for New York City merchant Isaac D. Akin.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.