Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1825-1850

GUSN

GUSN-40274

Description

White body covered in pink lustre with eight-sided white background panels with allegory of charity transfer printed and painted: charity extends hand to boy, left, while holding baby with boy clinging to her skirts; scene flanked by trees; white spout with pink lustre scalloped terminal; white handle with feathering on spine in relief and pink lustre highlights.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
glazing (coating)
luster (textile)
overglazing
transfer printing
tin (metal)
allegory (artistic device)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
infants
trees
Earthenware
Transfer Printed
Tin Glazed
Luster
Overglazed
Allegory
Boy
Baby
Tree
PITCHER

Inscription

On bottom: Handwritten paper labels: ""Earthenware/ 1764/ Billingsley 1814/ Soft Paste 1814 to 17/ Dillyn/ Swansea/ Wales/ Porcelain 1814 to 23""

People and Organizations

Charity

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5 1/4 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mrs. Eva R. Greeley

Accession Number

1939.378