Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1815-1830

GUSN

GUSN-17213

Description

Pitcher, molded globular body with flat circular bottom and short footed base. Body terminates in wide curvilinear spouted mouth. Elongated strap-type handle at back ending near foot in a tri-lobe terminus and decorated with a diaper pattern. White body with blue transfer print decoration of the Boston State House and Boston Common with cows. Elaborate floral border on interior and exterior rim.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
transfer printing
Boston State House
Boston Common (Boston, Mass.)
Pitcher

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America." Exhibited here on a platter, this pattern is one of three versions of the Boston State House by Rogers. There are five main pattern motifs present in this version. (there are numerous minor differences on others). They are: 1) Two framing trees, 2) Cows, 3) Sheep, 4) Boy with wheelbarrow, and 5) small figures. There are differences in the transfers on some pieces of this pattern by Rogers that show the presence or absence of one or more of these motifs. Examples of these variations are represented in Rogers' Boston State House #02 and #03 in this exhibit. At least 32 different forms with this popular view are known. Stubbs, Stevenson and EnochWood (whose version may also be seen in this exhibit) also produced a Boston State House pattern.

Additional Identification Number

1929.72B

Maker

Attributed to John Rogers & Son (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Longport, England

Dimensions

8 3/4 x 8 1/2 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Louisa J. Byington

Accession Number

1929.72.1

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