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Sugar bowl and cover: "Mount Vernon, The Seat of the Late Gen'l Washington"

Object Number: 
1961.325ab
Date: 
1820-1840
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 6 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. ( 15.2 x 16.8 x 11.4 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on base: "MOUNT VERNON/THE SEAT OF THE LATE/GEN' WASHINGTON" in scrolling heart-shaped medallion
Description: 
Molded pearlware covered rectangular bombé vessel with flange handles molded in low relief with floral motif, rectangular pedestal foot, stepped lid with knob finial printed in dark blue with view of Neo-Classical building with horse and soldier in scroll border reserve with floral border.
Gallery Label: 
The source of the view is a painting by William Birch (See Larsen, p. 237).
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