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Raynor's Historical Collectible Auctions

October 16, 2021
Burlington, NC, US

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c. 1800 Federal Period, Historical Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery “Memorial Tribute” Portrait Pitcher, “He in Glory - America in Tears” and Funeral Urn with “GW” in Script, Illustrations in Arman, Page 205, Transfers W.35 and W.38, Superb Near Mint. This superb quality Liverpool Pitcher displays three outstanding vivid black transfers, the two largest designed after engraver Jacob Perkins’ historic George Washington “URN” Funeral Medal. The Pitcher measuring 8.5” tall x 4.25” across at its base, it has vivid funerary vignettes for George Washington. The two primary designs are near identical to those seen on the Gold, Silver, Pewter and White Metal “GW” Funeral Urn memorial medals. These medals were issued and offered for sale just after Washington’s death by Jacob Perkins around greater Boston. Advertisements for the “Perkins” medals appeared in local publications as early as January 3rd, 1800. Those exceptional “tribute” designed special medals were made in honor of the funeral of the First United States President George Washington, who had recently passed away on December 14, 1799. The death of Washington who many saw as the "Father of America," inspired processions to be held in cities around the young nation, including in Boston. One side shows a Profile of Washington surrounded within a laurel wreath and the legend above, “He in Glory * America in Tears.” The other side shows a large central funeral Urn, the initials “GW” on it and a double row extensive surrounding legend. Newburyport, Massachusetts engraver Jacob Perkins prepared the several sets of dies for striking the Washington Funeral medals with this design, most similar to primary transfer designs offered here decorating this memorial Pitcher. Beneath the spout a final text added within a darker mourning style surround reading, “ A MAN without example A PATRIOT without reproach”. A wonderful exceptionally clean and pleasing example, the very finest we have ever offered.

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7. All material in this sale is guaranteed genuine. Any item can be returned IF; (1) there is a material error in the description (2) the item is returned in the same condition as shipped (3) the item is returned within 5 days of receipt (4) After 21 days of the close of the auction, all sales are considered final. Therefore, all items after 21 days of auction date, are sold on an "as is" basis and cannot be returned.
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