"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.
William Shakespeare and David Garrick Portrait Creamware Jug c. 1780
Garrick is portrayed as a Shakespearean character. Appearance is superb as the jug has been professionally restored.
Dimensions: 8-inches in height
Creamware, Transfer Printed Tankard,
Apotheosis, Sacred to the Memory of Washington
England, Liverpool, Circa 1800
Although a common transfer, this is the only extant tankard we know of…
Minor imperfections restored…two tiny rim chips and a short hairline; H: 6”