Pitcher: Jefferson Peace Commerce and Homes

Object Number: 
1951.140
Date: 
ca. 1815
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 8 1/2 x 6 in. ( 19.7 x 21.6 x 15.2 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black on panel #3: on banner "E PLURIBUS UNUM" printed: in black on panel #3: encircling bottom half with eagle and "Peace Commerce and Honest Friendship with all Nations- E-[ntangling] Alliances with none- Jefferson"
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, bulbous with strap handle; black transfer printed decoration on both sides and beneath spout with red/orange, green, blue, and yellow overglaze depicting 1) two young men wearing hats and holding pipes, standing on either side of a shield with a cross, lion, and ark ;2) a fully rigged ship with three masts flying an American flag 3) (under spout) spread eagle with stars and inscriptions.
Gallery Label: 
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug; it is possible that this pitcher was made in Staffordshire and printed in Liverpool.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Miss Jean Morron and Mr. and Mrs. L.R. Burch in memory of John R. Morron and Belle G. Morron
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group