Overall: 9 1/8 x 9 x 7 1/4 in. ( 23.2 x 22.9 x 18.4 cm )
Molded creamware pitcher with applied strap handle printed with medallion, with trumpet flower border, enclosing figure of man in uniform with cannon, ships, laborers behind and on other side view of sailing ship with American flag; printed black with overglaze green, red, yellow, and blue enamels undr spout: spread eagle with shield, clutching arrows and laurel branch.
Bequest of Mrs. J. Insley Blair
printed: on side: "SUCCESS TO AMERICA WHOSE MILITIA (illeg.) THAN STANDING ARMIES/ MAY IT'S CITZENS EMULATE SOLDIERS HEROES/ WHILE JUSTICE IS TEH THRONE TO WHCIH WE ARE BOUND TO BEND/ OUR COUNTRY'S RIGHTS AND LAWS WE EVER WILL DEFEND." printed: under spout: "E PLURIBUS UNUM (on ribbon in eagle's beak)" "PEACE. COMMERCE. AND HONEST FRIENDSHIP WITH ALL NATIONS ENTANGLING ALLIANCES WITH NONE_ JEFFERSON/ ANNO DOMINI 1804."
This pitcher was also known as a Liverpool jug.
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