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Lusterware Pitcher

1950.346 (RS223873)

Description

Red body with bulbous mid-section; copper lustre banded circular base and neck with beads around rim; rococo copper lustre handle; copper lustre mouth with scalloped throat; canary yellow band around body with red painted framing of black transfer printed medallions. On one side: Lafayette crowned at Yorktown; on the other side: Cornwallis resigning his sword at Yorktown October 19, 1781.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1820-1830
Inscriptions
Printed on medallions: ""LAFAYETTE"" and ""CORNWALLIS/ Resigning his sword at York Town Oct 19, 1781""
Material
earthenware
glazing (coating)
lusterware
transfer printing
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Descriptive terms
earthenware
glazing (coating)
lusterware
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
transfer printing
Vessel, Drink Serving
People and organizations
Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805
Lafayette
Yorktown
Dimensions
7 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1950.346
Credit Line
Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bridge
GUSN
45170

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