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Commemorative pitcher: George Washington

Object Number: 
INV.637
Date: 
1800-1820
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 3/4 x 8 x 6 1/2 in. ( 24.8 x 20.3 x 16.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on banner held by angel:" WASHINGTON", printed in balck in book held by seatde figure: "American Independence/4 July 1776", printed in black : map of eastern section of North America with names of places, etc. inscribed: in black: "LIB
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration on both sides and under spout depicting 1) George Washington and female figure holding liberty cap on pole standing next to map of the thirteen colonies; opposite are two other figures and above is an angel blowing a trumpet, 2)inscription in cartouche surrounded by flowers, flags, and cornucopia, 3) (under spout) spread eagle with shield thirteen stars above holding arrows.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug; it is possible that the pitcher was made in Staffordshire and printed in Liverpool.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group