Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

ca. 1824

GUSN

GUSN-31249

Description

Dark blue with border of large medallions of canalboats and canal scenes; under spout: USA coat of arms with two fanciful scenes of canal above and below in medallions.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
tin (metal)
canals
canal boats
coats of arms
business (commercial function)
industrialization
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
Medallion
Canalboat
Canal
Coat-of-Arms
Commerce
Industrialization
Pitcher

Label

One of many views of the early United States highlighted in the online exhibit "Patriotic America."bearing the Governor Eulogy for Dewitt Clinton. The association of Governor Clinton and The Erie Canal is due to Clinton's efforts during his term of office as New York State Governor to arrange the construction of this ambitious project, completed in 1824. This is a companion piece to the Utica Tribute inscription pieces. Some pieces in hollow forms have both inscriptions. There are two forms of the DeWitt Clinton inscription, this one with a blank space before the word Governor, and the other with the insertion of the word "late" before Governor due to Clinton's passing.

Inscription

Printed on sides of pitcher: The Grand Erie Canal/A Splendid monument of the/Enterprise & Resources of the State of/New York/Indebted for its Early Commencement/& Rapid Completion to the Active/Energies Preeminent Talents/& Enlightened Policy of/DeWitt Clinton/Late Governor of/The State. Printed on other side: Utica/A Village in the State of/New York Thirty Years Since/A Wilderness Now (1824) Inferior to/None in the Western Section of the/State/in Population Wealth Commercial/Enterprise Active Industry/& Civil Improvement

Associated Building

Subject Erie Canal,

People and Organizations

Utica, New York
Erie Canal

Clinton, DeWitt, 1769-1828

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

6 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Margaret R. Kimberley

Accession Number

1927.120