Cream Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1890-1910

GUSN

GUSN-16081

Description

Porcelain cream pitcher with a scalloped edge. Pink lustre vine and foliate design with superimposed paint.

Details

Descriptive Terms

creamers
porcelain
luster (optical property)
hand-painted
overglazing
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Pitcher, Cream
Pitcher, Cream

Inscription

Handwritten on piece of paper inside sugar bowl [on Frank D. Woodbury, M.D. notepaper]: ""About 1915 Miss Mary Sullivan of Turnball? Ave., Wakefield, gave these dishes to F.T.W. Miss Sullivan was housekeeper for Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Williams of Boston. Mrs. Williams gave these dishes to Miss Sullivan to keep for her and they were never claimed. The sugar bowl, pitcher and cups were bought from John Adams when he broke up his house in Boston to go to Washington to be President, and had been in the Williams family. The blue plate, (not an Adams) greatly mended, belonged in the Williams family. R.A.W. July 1925.""

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

5 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Misses Ruth A. and Dorcas L. Woodbury

Accession Number

1968.144