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Tea Bowl

1957.168 (RS211482)

Description

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.

Details

Label
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.
Maker
Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)
Date
1820-1840
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Drinking Vessels
Descriptive terms
Bowl, Drinking
Bowl, Tea
commemoratives
domes (architectural element)
earthenware
tea bowls
transfer printing
urns
People and organizations
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834
Dimensions
2 1/2 (H), 3 3/4 (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1957.168
Credit Line
Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.
GUSN
11019
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