Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1830-1860

GUSN

GUSN-44710

Description

Small earthenware pitcher with purple transfer-print pattern bearing the words "Union", "Reform", "Unity and Liberty" and "Commerce and Freedom" and depicting symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom, such as the rose, thistle, shamrock. The transfer-print depicts Britannia pushing a Native American figure to the ground with a liberty pole and cap. A lion stands nearby, two Union Jack flags and a white flag flank the scene, fruit spills from a cornucopia at Britannia's feet, a cannon's barrel is visible under her skirts. \n

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
earthenware
transfer printing
molding (forming)
Vessel, Drink Serving
Pitcher
Pitcher

Inscription

"UNION / REFORM / COMMERCE AND FREEDOM / UNITY AND LIBERTY" (printed)

Additional Identification Number

MJ123

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels

Dimensions

6 x 4 5/8 x 4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Margaret Jewell

Accession Number

1958.604