Pitcher: Washington

Object Number: 
1937.103
Date: 
1875-1925
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 14.6 x 10.8 cm )
Marks: 
printed: on exterior: "IN COMMEMORATION, OF THE /VISIT, OF GENERAL LAFAYETTE, TO/ THE U.S. OF AMERICA. IN THE YEAR /1824" and "FAYETTE/ THE NATION'S GUEST "and "FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE,/ AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF THE / FELLOE CITIZENS" and "WASHING
Description: 
Molded creamware pitcher decorated with black transfer printed images and words of George Washington, General Lafayette, and the American eagle.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group