Liverpool Creamware Jug, Colonel Tarleton, Full Polychrome, Rare
Reverse Shows Arms of Rope Makers
Dated 1793 - SOLD
Both sides decorated with polychrome transfer prints; the 1782 portrait of Carleton, the most hated British Commander of the Revolution, is after the portrait by Joshua Reynolds now in the National Portrait gallery. (See Alan Smith's, Liverpool Herculaneum Pottery, pp. 33-35; also plate 17 for another jug with the hand-colored Colonel Tarleton print.) The other side depicts rope makers at work, ships at sea, landscape, and legend, "BE HOLD OUR SUPPORT" above a floral spray. Under spout is found script initials GLG above 1793 within floral wreath; beneath is the legend, SUCCESS TO THE ROPE MAKER'S AND THE GLOURIOUS'S 10TH OF MARCH MAY IT NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. The rim is trimmed in green enamel; beneath the spout within lozenge is printed, "MAY TRADE AND COMMERACE - ON OUR NATION SMILE - AND PEACE AND PLEANTY - BLEFS [BLESS] THE BRITISH ISLE". Original condition!
(Dimensions: 9.75" H.)
232-201 - SOLD
Liverpool Jug Pitcher, Washington Greeting Indian, Extremely Rare
Transfer is Similar to Peace Medal by Joseph Richardson
The FOEDERAL (sic) UNION
TO THE MEMORY OF THE IMORTAL WASHINGTON, HUSBANDRY
Circa 1790 to 1800
Black transfer printed on Creamware
See Anglo American Ceramics, Part 1, 1998, by David and Linda Arman, page 94, F.4 for same UNION transfer; thought to be unrecorded at time of publication. Also, same title, page 209, W.51, for same Washington - Husbandry prints (two now recorded). The spout was professionally restored, nonetheless an amazing rarity, perhaps two extant. (Dimensions: 8" H.)
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Harvest Home
Sweet maid and Emblem of the lamb
Circa 1800 to 1825
Black transfer printed, obverse, "Harvest Home," the reverse, "Sweet Maid an emblem of the Lamb you bear-May your life pay without a guilty tear."
Restored (H: 9.75")
Liverpool Presentation Jug, Pitcher, Ship Joseph
John Cushing Junior
Black transfer printed, obverse with ship "Joseph" colored in enamels; under the spout is printed "Joseph Cushing Junr." within cartouche above black transfer depicting a woman leaning on anchor looking out to sea, the figure of "Hope". The reverse with black transfer printed United States great seal.
Restored (H: 9")
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Poor Tom Bowling, Sailors Epitaph
Ship with American Flag, Compass Under Spout
Here A Sheer Hulk Lies Tom Bowling The Darling Of Our Crew
Circa 1800 to 1825
Black transfer printed, obverse, ship flying American flag, compass under spout; the reverse with transfer printed tribute to idealized sailor now deceased, depicted are mourners within interior scene with coffin within oval festooned by leafy garland; verse below.
Restored (H: 8 7/8")
Liverpool Jug, Success To The Farmer, Variant
Black printed transfer decoration
Dimensions: 5.75" H.
Liverpool Jug, Pitcher, Jack Spritsails Frolic
Circa 1790 to 1825
Black transfer printed, obverse featuring transfer of three-masted English ship above panoply of flags and cannon with motto in banner "Success To Trade" also, a comical vignette depicting a sailor and his girl above a poem entitled "Jack Spritsails Frolic".
Restored (H: 8")
Rare, Possibly Unique Fire Related Liverpool Pitcher
Unique under glaze painted hand-tub...
Probably Produced At The Herculaneum Pottery
Late Eighteenth Century
This outstanding 9.5-inch pitcher features a large transfer of Washington and Franklin before a map of the United States on one side, the initials W over NP wreathed in grapevines and a Herculaneum-type eagle beneath the spout; of special interest is the previously unseen 18th century hand tub fire pumper on the other side. The pumper is hand painted in black under the glaze and is surrounded by a transfer of boughs and flowers. There are no apparent chips, cracks or repairs and only some light scattered stains. The glaze has a tight overall crackle that spirals upward as expected on old Liverpool pieces.
Important Liverpool Pitcher of American Historical Interest
One of the great rarities in historical creamware... - SOLD
"The Gallant Defence [sic] of Stonington August 9th 1814...Stonington is free whilst her Heroes have one gun left". The reverse polychrome scene above "United States Frigate Guerriere, Com Macdonough, bound to Russia July 1818". Owners initials "CL" in cartouche under spout; transfers are crisp and bold - a great scene of ships attacking this small costal Connecticut town while the defenders fire a cannon from a fortress having an American flag flying overhead; overall condition appears to be perfect with exceptional professional restoration to a couple of cracks. (See Anglo-American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, pages 44, 100, 188.)
232-43 - SOLD
"SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF NEWBURYPORT"
Large, Outstanding and Rare Liverpool Jug
Newburyport Harbor and the Ship "Massachusetts"
Probably Herculaneum Pottery*
Beneath the spout is a transfer of a woman in classical dress carrying a shield decorated with Stars and Stripes and a branch of laurel, in front of her is an American eagle, and behind her an obelisk with a portrait of Washington. On one side of the jug is a map of "Newburyport Harbour" above a banner reading "SUCCESS TO THE COMMERCE OF NEWBURYPORT" and above are crossed flags, a Liberty cap, spread-winged eagle, and a wreath of laurel. The opposite side features a ship with three masts in full sail and flying American flags above the word "MASSACHUSETTS." The flag above the map and at the stern of the ship bear 15 stars. Beneath the handle is an American eagle and shield under 13 stars. There are also two transfers of a man blowing a bugle and one of a man holding a sextant. There are traces of gilding and sizing throughout, including remnants of a dedication that is, sadly, unreadable. Overall condition is very, very good with a few small chips along the bottom edge, and the tight spiral crazing expected on a period Liverpool jug. (Approximately 12-inches high.) *See Anglo American Ceramics by David and Linda Arman, page 139, plate N3 and page 259.
Liverpool Jug with Masonic Transfers
Dimensions: 7-inches high.
Masonic Liverpool Jug Named to Solomon Clarkson
Transfer signed "Kennedy" for James Kennedy, Burslem active c. 1790 - 1800. Beneath the spout is a transfer wreath of laurel and palm surround the hand painted name "Solomon Clarkson."