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Manufacturer: Herculaneum Pottery (English, 1793 - 1841)

Date: c. 1800
Medium: creamware with transfer print
Dimensions:
6 × 6 1/8 × 3 3/4 inches (15.2 × 15.6 × 9.5 cm)
Classification: Food Services
Credit Line: Gift of Nelda C. Stark, 1981
Object number: 41.56.2
Accession Number: 1981.333
1965 Appraisal: 370
1979 York Appraisal: 259
DescriptionCircular spreading fool base; integral spout; C-shaped handle; white ground; black transfer print with wreaths surrounding a cherub with spray / an eye / The World is in pain, / Our Secrets to gain, / But ?ill let them wonder & gaze on / For they ne'er can divine / The WORD, nor the SIGN, / Ma Tice, & an Accepted Mason.; opposite side has plant stalks and columns flanking multiple Masonic symbols.
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
  • Children
  • Women
  • Cupid
  • Wheat
  • Star
  • Sun
  • Chicken
  • Chess
  • Key