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 Person

Washington, George, 1732-1799

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

FD088

Maker

Unknown

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)