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Pitcher: United For The Benefit Of Mankind

Object Number: 
1947.481
Date: 
1790-1802
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/8 x 9 x 6 1/4 in. ( 23.2 x 22.9 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on panel #1: "VIDE/AVDE/TACE"; "STILUX/ETLUX/FUIT" "MEMENTO MORI" "United for the benefit of mankind" printed: in black on panel # 2: "To judge with candor, and to speak no wrong./ The feeble to support against the strong./ To soothe th
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration enhanced with red, blue, yellow, and green overglaze depicting 1) Masonic symbols, including eye with two columns with women standing on top, and a third woman seated on the steps, 2) a seated woman with three children under a masonic eye and arch, and with an inscription beneath, 3) (under spout) cartouche with drafting tools around medallion with man sitting at drafting table; gold decoration around spout.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug; it belonged to John Ramage [Ravage] (1748-1802).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group