Apotheosis of Washington pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1800-1820

GUSN

GUSN-172768

Description

Creamware pitcher with bulbous body and strap handle, black transfer printed decoration on each side and under spout; depicting on one side two angels lifting George Washington into the heavens above a mourning Liberty and Native American figure; on the opposite are two female figures holding a plan of the city of Washington.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
creamware
transfer printing
Neoclassical
Pitcher

Inscription

"A MAN / without example / A PATRIOT / without reproach" (Black transfer printed under spout.)
"SACRED / to the Memory of / WASHINGTON / OB 14 Dec AD 1799 / AE 68 / APOTHEOSIS" (Black transfer printed on right side)
"PLAN OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON" (Black transfer print on left side)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD088

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

10 x 6 1/2 x 9 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1804

Places

Probably Liverpool (Liverpool urban district, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom)