Overall: 4 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. ( 10.2 x 14 x 9.5 cm )
Pearlware pitcher with angular bamboo-shaped handle; blue transfer print portraits of Lafayette and George Washington; floral border in interior rim.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
printed: beneath base: "Z"
stamped: on base of handle: "24"
printed: on rim: "IN COMMEMORATION OF THE/VISIT, OF GEN. LAFAYETTE TO/THE U.S. OF AMERICA, IN THE YEAR/1824"
printed: around portrait: "FAYETTE/THE NATIONS GUEST"
printed: on rim: "FIRST IN WAR, FIRST IN PEACE,/AND FIRST IN THE HEARTS OF HIS/FELLOW CITIZENS"
printed: beneath rim: "WASHINGTON/HIS COUNTRY'S FATHER"
printed: beneath spout: "REPUBLICANS/ARE NOT Always UNGRATEFUL/Rcd Hall & Son"
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.