Jug

A work made of earthenware (creamware) with transfer decoration.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of earthenware (creamware) with transfer decoration.

Date:

1800/10

Artist:

Herculaneum Pottery
English, 1796–1840
Made for the American market
Liverpool, England

About this artwork

Most Liverpool jugs featured black transfer printing, but this one utilizes polychromatic decoration. After the American Revolution, Liverpool became a regular port of call for American merchant vessels. The Liverpool packet depicted on this jug was a private schooner that likely traded between Liverpool and the United States. Under the spout, the names of the presumed owners of the jug, Mr. and Mrs. Roberson, are inscribed; below the inscription is the Herculaneum Pottery mark that was used for the American market—an eagle surrounded by stars.

On View

American Art, Gallery 168

Artist

Herculaneum Pottery Co.

Title

Jug

Origin

Liverpool

Date

1800–1810

Medium

Earthenware (creamware) with transfer decoration

Credit Line

Amelia Blanxius Collection, gift of Emma B. Hodge and Jene E. Bell

Reference Number

1912.780

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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