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Pitcher

Maker: Enoch Wood & Sons (active Burslem, Staffordshire, England, 1818-1846)

Date: 1824
Medium: Transfer-printed earthenware
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/4 × 8 1/4in. (17.1 × 21cm)
Markings: Blue ink, on bottom: "5"
Inscribed: All caps: "The Grand Erie Canal./ A Splendid monument of the/ enterprise and resources/ of the state of/ New York./ Indebted for its early commencement/ and rapid completion to the active/ energies preeminent talents/ and enlightened policy of DeWitt Clinton,/ Late governor of/ the state." (opposite side, all caps) "UTICA./ A village in the state of/ New York Thirty years since/ a wilderness now (1824) inferior to/ none in the western section of the/ state./ [I]N population, wealth, commercial/ enterprise active industry/ and civil improvement."
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 77.117
Label Text
Pitcher, ca. 1824
Transfer-printed earthenware
England
Museum Purchase, 77.117