Blue transfer-printed pearlware footed tea bowl. Floral border surrounds the interior rim. Scenes of Lafayette at the grave of Franklin adorns the exterior body.
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This cup shows the visit of La Fayette to his friend's (Benjamin Franklin's) tomb on the occasion of the General's triumphant return to America in 1824, shown on the pieces with Landing of La Fayette at Castle Garden........etc. La Fayette also visited the tomb of Washington which is represented by a similar scene.
Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)
- Location of origin
- Burslem, England, Staffordshire
- Object type
- Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
- Descriptive terms
domes (architectural element)
- People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
- 2 1/2 (H), 3 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.
- Related Items
Title Pitcher Accession number 1943.259