Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1825

GUSN

GUSN-3618

Description

Dark blue with full-blown rose border and twin scallops at top; depicts Boston State House and Common with cows and poplars, figure with wheelbarrow and NYC City Hall verso.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
transfer printing
tin (metal)
architecture (object genre)
architectural elements
figure- and animal-derived motifs
cows
government
poplar (wood)
public buildings
floral patterns
rose (genus)
scallop shell
wheelbarrows
Earthenware
Tin Glazed
Transfer Printed
Government
Architecture
Rose
Shell
Unidentified Building
Poplar
Cow
Wheelbarrow
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. The border in this series of American views by Stubbs is called "Spread Eagle Border." 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).

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 1927.118

Maker

Attributed to Stubbs, Joseph (Maker)

Location of Origin

Burslem, England, Staffordshire

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

4.75 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

In memory of Dr. and Mrs. Charles Harrington

Accession Number

1943.255