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Sugar bowl and cover

Object Number: 
1961.326ab
Date: 
1825-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 7 x 4 1/4 in. ( 17.8 x 17.8 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on collector's label on underside of bowl: "290" printed: on collector's label on underside of cover: "44"
Description: 
Molded pearlware sugar bowl and cover with dark blue transfer print of Lafayette at Franklin's tomb; paneled rectangular sugar bowl with rectangular domed lid with rectangular pointed finial; sugar bowl has scalloped lip, projecting rib; and central paneled bulbous section with transfer printed mourning scene of man (Lafayette) sitting opposite tomb marked "FRANKLIN"; temple, ship, and rising sun in distance. Cover, scalloped lip, and projecting handles have floral transfer-printed decoration.
Gallery Label: 
Fanciful tombs and grave sites of American heroes were popular subjects on historic blue Staffordshire. This printed image is exactly the same as another Enoch Wood & Sons view of Lafayette mourning Washington, except the name on the tomb is changed.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
Provenance: 
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group