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Pitcher, "The Farm Yard"

Pitcher, "The Farm Yard"

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Description
This Liverpool-type creamware pitcher, made about 1800, is decorated on one side with a transfer-print of the “Farmers Arms” and on the other side with an image of “The Farmyard, ” (the latter image is attributed to James Akin).
This pitcher is part of the McCauley collection of American themed transfer print pottery. There is no mark on the pitcher to tell us who made it, but it is characteristic of wares made in large volume for the American market in both Staffordshire and Liverpool between 1790 and 1820. Pitchers of this shape, with a cream colored glaze over a pale earthenware clay, known as Liverpool type, were the most common vessels to feature transfer prints with subjects commemorating events and significant figures in the early decades of United States’ history. Notwithstanding the tense relationship between Britain and America, Liverpool and Staffordshire printers and potters seized the commercial opportunity offered them in the production of transfer printed earthenwares celebrating the heroes, the military victories, and the virtues of the young republic, and frequently all of these things at once.
Object Name
pitcher
place made
United Kingdom: England, Liverpool
Physical Description
monochrome, black (overall surface decoration color name)
ceramic, earthenware, refined (overall material)
transfer printed (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
overall: 8 3/4 in x 8 1/4 in; 22.225 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
CE.63.134
catalog number
63.134
accession number
248619
collector/donor number
53-384
Credit Line
Robert H. McCauley
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Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Domestic Furnishings
McCauley Liverpool Pottery
Government, Politics, and Reform
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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