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Pitcher: Bonny in His New Clothes

Object Number: 
1951.136
Date: 
1814-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 5/8 x 7 x 5 1/2 in. ( 16.8 x 17.8 x 14 cm )
Marks: 
inscribed: on side # 1: "BONNY in his NEW CLOTHES", Four admirers say "Health to your puifsant, high imperial mightnefses [sic] from your humble slaves and subjects" "Heavens!! Whta magnificence" Extravagance I say, when his subjects want clothes" " True
Description: 
Molded pearlware pitcher transfer-printed in brown with overglaze orange, pink, yellow, and green enamels; vignette of seated man in crown and female with four male figures and inscriptions; opposite shows standing male in large feathered hat, uniform and seated man; printed and painted stylized foliate border.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher illustrates Napoleon and Josephine in their finery.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jean Morron and Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Burch in memory of John R. Morron and Belle G. Morron
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group