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Landing of General Lafayette at Castle Garden pitcher

Object Name: Pitcher
Date: ca. 1845
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Medium: Transfer-printed earthenware, overglaze enamels, gilding
Dimensions: Overall: 8 7/8 × 10 1/4 × 8 1/4 in. (22.5 × 26 × 21 cm)
Place made, probably: England
Place made, probably: United States
Description: Molded bulbous white-bodied pitcher with six facets, shell motif in low relief under spout, broken scrolled handle printed and hand-colored painted surface with view of a stone fortress on water connected to shore by bridge with American flag above, sailing ships and soldiers around; aslo spread eagle on shield with crossed laurel and olive branches encircled by stars either side; crossed American flags with laurel and olive branches under spout; trimmed with hand-painted gold.
Credit Line: Gift of the heirs of Maria S. Heiser, through DeWitt M. Lockman
Object Number: 1935.90
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Marks: Hand painted on either side: "LANDING OF GEN. LAFAYETTE / at Castle Garden, New York / 16 August 1824"

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This pitcher was part of a set used at Castle Garden while French and Heiser were its proprietors (1844-1851); the punch bowl 1910.24 has the same decorative scene.