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Pitcher

1943.251 (RS207499)

Description

Blue transfer-printed pitcher. Floral motif surrounds the inside and outside of the mouth and spout. The body is adorned by a floral and vine pattern surrounding two vignettes that depict the Massachusetts State House and New York City Hall.

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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." The view on this pitcher of this noteworthy building was also produced by Ridgway, Wood, Jackson, Rogers and Stevenson, as well as Stubbs here. The border in this series of American views by Stubbs is called "Spread Eagle Border." This building is surrounded by houses of famous men and itself was designed by the noted architect, Bullfinch in 1795. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock (signer of the Declaration of Independence).
Maker
Attributed to Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)
Date
1820-1825
Location of origin
Burslem, England, Staffordshire
Associated Building
Subject New York City Hall. Subject Boston State House. Subject Boston Common.
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
earthenware
glazing (coating)
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
People and organizations
Boston Common
Boston State House
New York City Hall
Dimensions
5 1/2 x 4 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1943.251
Credit Line
In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington
GUSN
3617
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