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Description

Dark blue with border of large medallions of canalboats and canal scenes; under spout: USA coat of arms with two fanciful scenes of canal above and below in medallions.

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Label
One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."bearing the Governor Eulogy for Dewitt Clinton. The association of Governor Clinton and The Erie Canal is due to Clinton's efforts during his term of office as New York State Governor to arrange the construction of this ambitious project, completed in 1824. This is a companion piece to the Utica Tribute inscription pieces. Some pieces in hollow forms have both inscriptions. There are two forms of the DeWitt Clinton inscription, this one with a blank space before the word Governor, and the other with the insertion of the word "late" before Governor due to Clinton's passing.
Maker
unknown
Date
ca. 1824
Inscriptions
Printed on sides of pitcher: The Grand Erie Canal/A Splendid monument of the/Enterprise & Resources of the State of/New York/Indebted for its Early Commencement/& Rapid Completion to the Active/Energies Preeminent Talents/& Enlightened Policy of/DeWitt Clinton/Late Governor of/The State. Printed on other side: Utica/A Village in the State of/New York Thirty Years Since/A Wilderness Now (1824) Inferior to/None in the Western Section of the/State/in Population Wealth Commercial/Enterprise Active Industry/& Civil Improvement
Location of origin
England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject Erie Canal.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin (metal)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
business (commercial function)
Canal
canal boats
Canalboat
canals
Coat-of-Arms
coats of arms
Commerce
Earthenware
earthenware
glazing (coating)
industrialization
Industrialization
Medallion
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
People and organizations
Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828
Erie Canal
Utica, New York
Dimensions
6 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1927.120
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley
GUSN
31249

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