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Pitcher: Washington in Glory

Object Number: 
1952.152
Date: 
1800-1810
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 5/8 x 13 x 9 1/2 in. ( 37.1 x 33 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
printed: under spout in black and gold: "PRR" & "WASHINGTON IN GLORY" "GEORGE WASHINGTON/BORN FEB.11, 1732/DIED DEC.14, 1799" "AMERICAINTEARS" printed: on side in balck and gold: "NEW HAMPSHIRE / MASSACHUSETTS/ RHODE ISLAND/CONNECTICUT/NEW YORK/ NEW JERS
Description: 
Molded creamware with applied printed in black with lots of gold and some green, brown, yellow, red, and blue overglaze enamel: image of a sailing ship flying American flag, medallion with mongram and medallion with monument to George Washington under spout, spread eagle with shield surrounded by chain links with states' names, festoons under rim, floating floral springs, stylized foliate border near base.
Gallery Label: 
The motifs on this pitcher include the "arms of the United States", a view of the frigate the "Robert Fulton" with "Apotheosis" of Washington.
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group