Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1825

GUSN

GUSN-31248

Description

Blue transfer-printed pitcher. Floral motif surrounds the inside and outside of the mouth and spout. The body is adorned by a floral and vine pattern surrounding two vignettes that depict the Massachusetts State House and New York City Hall.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
pearlware
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Pitcher

Label

One of many views related to the early United States and its history that appear in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."The view on this pitcher of this noteworthy building was also produced by Ridgway, Wood, Jackson, Rogers and Stevenson, as well as Stubbs here. This building is surrounded by houses of famous men and itself was designed by the noted architect, Bullfinch in 1795. It was built on land once owned by John Hancock (signer of the Declaration of Independence).

Inscription

"Pitcher 6 inches/ Boston State House & N.Y. City Hall/ maker Rogers/ Price $18.00" (handwritten)

Associated Building

Subject New York City Hall,

People and Organizations

New York City Hall
Boston State House
Boston Common

Related Items

Title Pitcher Accession Number 1920.672
Title Pitcher Accession Number 1943.251
Title Pitcher Accession Number 1943.255

Maker

Attributed to Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

5 3/4 x 3 3/4 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1927.118