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1929.72.1 (RS139101)

Description

Pitcher, molded globular body with flat circular bottom and short footed base. Body terminates in wide curvilinear spouted mouth. Elongated strap-type handle at back ending near foot in a tri-lobe terminus and decorated with a diaper pattern. White body with blue transfer print decoration of the Boston State House and Boston Common with cows. Elaborate floral border on interior and exterior rim.

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Label
One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." Exhibited here on a platter, this pattern is one of three versions of the Boston State House by Rogers. There are five main pattern motifs present in this version. (there are numerous minor differences on others). They are: 1) Two framing trees, 2) Cows, 3) Sheep, 4) Boy with wheelbarrow, and 5) small figures. There are differences in the transfers on some pieces of this pattern by Rogers that show the presence or absence of one or more of these motifs. Examples of these variations are represented in Rogers' Boston State House #02 and #03 in this exhibit. At least 32 different forms with this popular view are known. Stubbs, Stevenson and EnochWood (whose version may also be seen in this exhibit) also produced a Boston State House pattern.
Maker
Attributed to John Rogers & Son (Manufacturer)
Date
1815-1830
Location of origin
Longport, England
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Toilet Article
Descriptive terms
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Boston State House
earthenware
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
transfer printing
Dimensions
8 3/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1929.72.1
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Louisa J. Byington
GUSN
17213
Related Items
Title Wash basin Accession number 1929.72.2 Relationship Part of the set

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