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Pitcher

Attributed to: Herculaneum Pottery (English, 1793 - 1841)

Medium: creamware with transfer print
Dimensions:
10 3/4 × 9 3/4 inches (27.3 × 24.8 cm)
Base Diameter: 5 3/4 inches
Classification: Food Services
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 41.56.1
1965 Appraisal: 376
1979 York Appraisal: 257
Accession Number: 1981.332
DescriptionCircular spreading foot; integral spout; C-shaped handle; cream base; on one side of body is three masted sailing ship in water with figures on deck and American flag, CHRISTOPHER BENNETT below water; on other side of body is a map of the American colonies surrounded by angel blowing horn and holding banner with "WASHINGTON", American flag, standing male figure (possibly George Washington, standing female figure in toga holding bell with "LIBERTY" on it, seated male figure with book and quill (possibly Benjamin Franklin), and two other figures; floral pattern at neck and spout.
Provenance: W.H. Stark [1851-1936] and Miriam Lutcher Stark [Mrs. W.H. Stark, 1859-1936]; by inheritance to their son H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; by inheritance to his wife Nelda C. Stark [1909-1999]; gifted March 5, 1981 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to The W.H. Stark House
Terms
  • Women
  • Men
  • Angels
  • Sailboat
  • Musical Instrument