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Pitcher: Joseph Ball

Object Number: 
1951.135
Date: 
1814
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 3/4 x 6 3/4 x 5 in. ( 14.6 x 17.1 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
printed: in black transfer printed images: "INDUSTRY LEADS MAN TO FAME AND LOVE/ AND PIETY SHALL CROWN HIS WORKS ABOVE" painted: in purple beneath spout: "Joseph Bale/1814/God speed the ploug [sic]"
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher, buff-colored with silver luster band around neck and spout, and on the thumb rest off strap handle; black transfer printed image on both sides of body depicts a crown above farm implements with an inscription above and below; there is a purple inscription below the spout.
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