Pitcher and cover

Object Number: 
ca. 1790
Overall: 10 x 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 21.6 x 14 cm )
painted: in shield: "J M W"
Covered pitcher with reeded interlaced handles with blue and gold blossom and branch terminals, domed cover with gilded foo dog knop; rim decoration of both pitcher and cover are composed of wide bands of blue enamel bands with stars and a band of gilded spearheads; blue gilded floral sways around base; exterior has shield with a blue border, a blue border with gold stars, ribbons, and leafy swag on top; initials inscribed on shield.
Gallery Label: 
This dish, part of a fifty-four-piece dinner service, was owned by New York statesman and merchant James Watson, Jr. (1750-1806) and his wife Mary Talcott (1752-1806).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Kenneth McNeil
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group