October 29, 2016, 9:00 AM PST
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
Lot 378: c. 1805 Federal Period, Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher WASHINGTON IN GLORY(27 views)
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"WASHINGTON IN GLORY. - AMERICA IN TEARS." Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher Made Circa 1805
c. 1805 Federal Period, Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher "WASHINGTON IN GLORY. - AMERICA IN TEARS." and an American 16-Star Flag Three Masted Sailing Ship, Choice Near New.
This superior quality Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher measures 9.25" tall x 5.25" at its base. There are three black transfers displayed. One side has "WASHINGTON IN GLORY. - AMERICA IN TEARS." being magnificent, as made. The ceramic is clean and fresh in appearance having been on display. This specific design TYPE NOT SHOWN IN ARMAN. It is very Similar yet not identical, to Arman W.44 as illustrated upon page 207 in "Anglo-American Ceramics Part I."
The opposite side has a Large unnamed American 16-Star Flag Three-Masted Sailing Ship under full sail, flying the American flag, this specific design NOT SHOWN IN ARMAN, although fairly similar to the Ship Illustration listed as S.55 on page 175 in Arman.
A third transfer, similar to Arman S.12 (UNLISTED VARIETY) shows The Seal of the United States, American Heraldic Eagle with 15-Stars (13 above with 2 at each side) and the inscribed legend "PLURIBUS - UNUM" with the Banner in it's beak, which has been placed under the spout. This transfer being an UNLISTED slight variation to that shown on page 162, and having absolutely NO TEXT below the Eagle. This beautiful "WASHINGTON IN GLORY. - AMERICA IN TEARS." Historic Liverpool Creamware Pitcher has been well preserved and appears to have never seen any actual use, other than for decorative display.