Pitcher

Object Number: 
1972.17a
Date: 
1802-1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
overall: 9 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.
Inscriptions: 

Below pouring lip; printed inscription "RSB" in black enamel
Below image of Washington; printed inscription "APOTHEOSIS" in black enamel

Description: 
Barrel-shaped creamware pitcher (or jug), one side depicting an American ship under construction with polychrome enamel highlighting the American flag and pennant, the hull, and the water; the reverse depicting the"The Apotheosis of Washington," by John Barralet with banner below inscribed "APOTHEOSIS"; with black-painted foliage on the spout over the initials "RSB" in foliate script.
Gallery Label: 
This jug was owned by shipwright Robert Brown and his wife, Sarah Cox, of New York, whose initials are depicted on the jug.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Nellie R. Kingsland
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group