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Sugar Bowl

1926.420AB (RS211465)

Description

Blue transfer-printed earthenware sugar bowl. Floral pattern surrounds scenes of Mount Vernon. Rectangular Cover with a rectangular pointed finial. Dual foliate molded handles.

Details

Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."A view of Mount Vernon, home to George Washington for more than 45 years. First known as Little Hunting Creek Plantation, the estate was originally granted to Washington's great grandfather John Washington in 1674. It eventually passed to Washington's older half-brother, Lawrence, who renamed the property Mount Vernon after his commanding officer, Admiral Edward Vernon of the British navy. George Washington inherited the property upon the death of his brother Lawrence's widow in 1761.
Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
"MOUNT VERNON/ the seat of the late/ GENERAL WASHINGTON." (handwritten)
Location of origin
Staffordshire, England
Associated Building
Subject Mount Vernon.
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
Architecture
Bowl, Serving
Bowl, Sugar
earthenware
Earthenware
Horse
sugar bowls
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
People and organizations
Mount Vernon
Washington, George, 1732-1799
Dimensions
6 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1926.420AB
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret R. Kimberly
GUSN
11021

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