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Pitcher: Success to America

Object Number: 
1945.374
Date: 
1785-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 14.6 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
transfer-printed: on side within reserve: "As he tills your rich glebe the old peasant shall tell,/While his bosom with Liberty glows/How your Warren expire_d how Montgomery fell,/And how WASHINGTON humbled your foes."
Description: 
Earthenware Liverpool-type pitcher with black transfer-printed decoration relating to American independence; one side transfer-printed with oval reserve bearing inscription, surrounded by laurels, flags, liberty cap on pole, and banner inscribed "INDEPENDENCE"; other side transfer-printed with map of eastern United States and figures of George Washington and liberty; under spout, transfer printed circle of laurels with words "SUCCESS/TO/AMERICA"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Robert C. Taylor
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group