Tea Bowl

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1840

GUSN

GUSN-11019

Description

Blue transfer-printed pearlware footed tea bowl. Floral border surrounds the interior rim. Scenes of Lafayette at the grave of Franklin adorns the exterior body.

Details

Descriptive Terms

tea bowls
earthenware
transfer printing
commemoratives
domes (architectural element)
urns
Bowl, Drinking
Bowl, Tea
Bowl, Tea

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."This cup shows the visit of La Fayette to his friend's (Benjamin Franklin's) tomb on the occasion of the General's triumphant return to America in 1824, shown on the pieces with Landing of La Fayette at Castle Garden........etc. La Fayette also visited the tomb of Washington which is represented by a similar scene.

Associated Person

Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790
Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier, marquis de, 1757-1834

Maker

Enoch Wood & Sons (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H), 3 3/4 (diameter) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of John B. Morris, Jr.

Accession Number

1957.168

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