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Cider Pitcher

1995.412.1AB (RS212694)

Description

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"

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
[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
Material
hand-painted
molding (forming)
piercing
porcelain
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Places
Possibly Lowestoft (Suffolk, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
Eagle
flagons
hand-painted
molding (forming)
piercing
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
porcelain
Star
Vessel, Drink Serving
Dimensions
11 x 8 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1995.412.1AB
Credit Line
Bequest of Elsie Whitney Allen
GUSN
10571
Related Items
Title Cider jug Accession number 1958.54.51AB Relationship Similar pitcher form and decoration.
Title Cup Accession number 1995.412.2 Relationship Same set.
Title Cup Accession number 1995.412.3 Relationship Same set.
Title Cup Accession number 1995.412.4 Relationship Same set.
Title Plate Accession number 1995.412.5 Relationship Same set.
Title Plate Accession number 1995.412.6 Relationship Same set.
Title Saucer Accession number 1995.412.7 Relationship Same set.
Title Saucer Accession number 1995.412.8 Relationship Same set.
Title Saucer Accession number 1995.412.9 Relationship Same set.
Title Handless Cups Accession number 1995.413.1-.3 Relationship Related set.
Title Saucers Accession number 1995.413.4-.7 Relationship Related set.

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