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Pitcher: landing of Gen. Lafayette at Castle Garden

Object Number: 
1935.90
Date: 
1840-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. ( 22.5 x 26 x 21 cm )
Marks: 
hand painted: either side:"LANDING OF GEN. LAFAYETTE/ at Castle Garden, New York/ 16 August 1824"
Description: 
Molded bulbous white-bodied pitcher with six facets, shell motif in low relief under spout, broken scrolled handle printed and hand-colored painted surface with view of a stone fortress on water connected to shore by bridge with American flag above, sailing ships and soldiers around; aslo spread eagle on shield with crossed laurel and olive branches encircled by stars either side; crossed American flags with laurel and olive branches under spout; trimmed with hand-painted gold.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was part of a set used at Castle Garden while French and Heiser were its proprietors (1844-1851); the punch bowl 1910.24 has the same decorative scene.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the heirs of Maria S.Heiser, through DeWitt M. Lockman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group