Pitcher Honoring Frederick Douglass

Pitcher Honoring Frederick Douglass

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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
Place Made
United States: New York, Albany
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
ID Number
1981.0353.1
accession number
1981.0353
catalog number
1981.0353.01
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
Cultures & Communities
Domestic Furnishings
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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