Washington Pitcher

English, probably Staffordshire
about 1810–20
Probably made by Herculaneum Pottery (English (Liverpool), active 1796–1841)


Dimensions

Height: 27 cm (10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2012.33

Medium or Technique

Creamware, with transfer-printed and silver luster decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Earthenware

One side with oval portrait of George Washington, on the other an adaptation of the great seal of the United States. beneath spout are the initials “TEF” framed in silver luster.

Inscription

On underside:
Yellow gummed label: "CAT/SRT 76.3" (S. Robert Teitelman Collection, as inventoried for Teitelman/Halfpenny/Fuchs Appendix.)

White gummed label: "4275-302"

White gummed label: "Northeast Auctions #763"

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, gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession date: February 29, 2012)

Credit Line

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