Pitcher Honoring Frederick Douglass

Description
This hand-modeled and molded, unglazed red earthenware pitcher honors Frederick Douglass, "Slave Orator/ United States Marshall, Recorder of Deeds D.C./ Diplomat."
Although the maker is unknown, we do know that the design for the pitcher was copyrighted by a J. E. Bruce of Albany, New York, in 1896, one year after Douglass's death.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
pitcher
Date made
ca 1895
designer
Bruce, J. E.
maker
unknown
Physical Description
ceramic, earthenware, coarse (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26.1 cm x 25.9 cm x 17.3 cm; 10 1/4 in x 10 3/16 in x 6 13/16 in
Place Made
United States: New York, Albany
ID Number
1981.0353.1
catalog number
1981.353.1
accession number
1981.0353
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Domestic Furnishings
Cultures & Communities
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Home and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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