Lusterware Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1820-1830

GUSN

GUSN-45170

Description

Red body with bulbous mid-section; copper lustre banded circular base and neck with beads around rim; rococo copper lustre handle; copper lustre mouth with scalloped throat; canary yellow band around body with red painted framing of black transfer printed medallions. On one side: Lafayette crowned at Yorktown; on the other side: Cornwallis resigning his sword at Yorktown October 19, 1781.

Details

Descriptive Terms

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

Inscription

Printed on medallions: ""LAFAYETTE"" and ""CORNWALLIS/ Resigning his sword at York Town Oct 19, 1781""

Associated Person

Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

People and Organizations

Yorktown
Lafayette

Cornwallis, Charles Cornwallis, Marquis, 1738-1805

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

7 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick W. Bridge

Accession Number

1950.346