Pitcher

English, possibly Liverpool
about 1806–1824
Probably made by Herculaneum Pottery (English (Liverpool), active 1796–1841)


Dimensions

H. 12 7/8 in.; W. 12 1/4 in.; Diam. 9 3/4 in.

Accession Number

2011.2123

Medium or Technique

Creamware, with transfer-printed and enamel decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

Printed and heightened in enamels on one side with the ship inscription “THE ROXANA OF BOSTON,” on the other with a portrait of Washington surrounded by ‘Justice,’ ‘Liberty’ and ‘Victory,’ above the inscription “MARY RILEY,” inscribed beneath the spout “PEACE, PLENTY AND INDEPENDENCE” beneath an eagle perched upon a cannon and American flag flanked by “Plenty’ and ‘Peace.’

Inscription

Yellow gummed label: "CAT/SRT 86.5" [S. Robert Teitelman collection inventory]

White gummed label: "Northeast Auctions #789" [August 22, 2010 sale]

White gummed label: "4275-373"

Provenance

Before 1990, acquired from Kenneth Snow (dealer; b. 1909 - d. 1990), Newburyport, MA, by S. Robert Teitelman (b. 1917 - d. 2008), Haverford, PA; August 22, 2010, posthumous Teitelman sale, Northeast Auctions, Portsmouth, NH, lot 763, to Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips in memory of Thomas F. Phillips, Jr.