Large porcelain pitcher (a) with lid(b); bulbous body; spout with pierced strainer; foo dog knop; ribbed, twisted handle with leaf and flower terminals; and hand-painted decoration. Leaf and flower handle terminals, foo dog knop and pitcher and lid rim painted metallic gold. Brown and gold hand-painted floral spray on either side of pitcher body. Under pitcher spout, a handpainted eagle surmounted by "B" in circle of stars (letter and stars no longer visible). The eagle holds a shield with anchor, a horn and a banner with lettering "IECOE" and "WEHODE"
[eagle surmounted by a "B" in circle of stars ("B" no longer visible) / "WE HODE/ I ECOE" [in banner held by eagle] (Lowestoft pattern with Bridge family coat of arms (per earlier accession note))
"For the Soceity for the / Preservation of N.E. Antiquities. / #14" (handwritten)
"14 / The Society for the Preservation / of N.E. Antiquities / Belonged to Jeremiah Gridley Bridge / of Boston, great-grand father of donor, / Helen Sanborn Whitney. / Lowestoft toddy pitcher. 6 bowls, 6 saucers, / 2 plates (Bridge coat of arms)" (handwritten)
- Location of origin
- China; Lowestoft, England
- Object type
- Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Possibly Lowestoft (Suffolk, England, United Kingdom)
- Descriptive terms
coats of arms
Vessel, Drink Serving
- 11 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Bequest of Elsie Whitney Allen
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Title Plate Accession number 1995.412.5 Relationship Same set.
Title Plate Accession number 1995.412.6 Relationship Same set.
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Title Saucer Accession number 1995.412.8 Relationship Same set.
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