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Pitcher

Pitcher
Title
Pitcher
Date 
ca. 1850
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 15.9 x 15.9 x 10.8 cm )
Description 
Molded yellowware mug in shape of a man's head, with high collar and tricorn hat, all but face and interior coated in a mottled brown (Rockingham) glaze.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number 
1937.548
Gallery Label 
This pitcher is molded in the likeness of the Irish patriot, Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847).
Provenance 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group