Skip to content

Search Collections

Pitcher

1958.604 (RS209046)

Description

Small earthenware pitcher with purple transfer-print pattern bearing the words "Union", "Reform", "Unity and Liberty" and "Commerce and Freedom" and depicting symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom, such as the rose, thistle, shamrock. The transfer-print depicts Britannia pushing a Native American figure to the ground with a liberty pole and cap. A lion stands nearby, two Union Jack flags and a white flag flank the scene, fruit spills from a cornucopia at Britannia's feet, a cannon's barrel is visible under her skirts. \n

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1830-1860
Inscriptions
"UNION / REFORM / COMMERCE AND FREEDOM / UNITY AND LIBERTY" (printed)
Material
earthenware
molding (forming)
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
earthenware
molding (forming)
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
Dimensions
6 x 4 5/8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1958.604
Credit Line
Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell
GUSN
44710

Comments