Overall: 11 1/4 x 6 in. ( 28.6 x 15.2 cm )
Tall pear shape coffee pot (cover missing) with a prominent spout and an entwined double-strap handle ending in terminals suggesting leaves; the whole standing on three hairy hoofed feet; the body of the por is covered with a medium blue ground; the spout, handles and feet are white with gold decoration; opposite the handle is a large reserve having two colorful exotic birds sitting in a branching bush in a landscape enclosed by an elaborate frame of raised-gold paste leaves, flowers, and scrolls.
Gift of Margaret Hall McRory, Maud Hall Fluchere and Grisella Hall Kerr
hand-molded: on the bottom of the sugar dish and stand in paste: "V"
Samuel Ward, a native of Rhode Island, fought in the Revolution as Captain of the Rhode Island Army of Observation. He retired from the Army as a Colonel. After the war, he became a merchant and lived in New York City and Jamaica, Long Island. He traveled to Canton, China and was in Paris at the time of the French Revolution and is said to have brought the china to America on his return. He retired from business in 1816 and lived thereafter at his farm in Jamaica until his death in 1832.
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