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Pitcher

1993.815 (RS256177)

Description

Liverpool pitcher with c-shaped handle and black transfer-printed decoration. Pitcher split (broken) into two pieces. One side of pitcher with gentlemen, priest and angel standing around memorial of George Washington. Around image are the names of the thirteen original colonies. Other side also with image of memorial of George Washington with eagle and female mourner. Title "Washington in Glory/ America in Tears" inscribed around this image. Herculaneum pottery mark between two images iwth eagle and banner.

Details

Maker
Herculaneum Pottery (Maker)
Date
ca. 1790
Inscriptions
[Names of all thirteen colonies] "BORN / 1732 / DIED 1799/ FIRST / WAR / FIRST / IN / PEACE / FIRST / IN / FAME/FIRST / IN / VIRTUE" (Transfer-printed)
"WASHINGTON IN GLORY / GEORGE WASHINGTON / Born Feb [?] 1732 / Died Decr [?] 1799 / AMERICA IN TEARS" (Transfer-printed)
"E PLURIBUS / UNUM / HERCULANEUM POTTERY" (Transfer-printed)
Material
earthenware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E
Places
Liverpool (Liverpool urban district, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom)
Descriptive terms
commemoratives
earthenware
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
transfer printing
Accession Number
1993.815
Credit Line
Bequest of Eleanor Fayerweather
GUSN
175259

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