c. 1795 George Washington Portrait, “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” created while President, Historical Liverpool Herculaneum Creamware Pottery Bowl, likely Unique, not known or listed in a “Bowl” style and unknown in this Reddish-Brown Transfer Color, Choice Extremely Fine.This “discovery” piece is perfect for George Washington and/or Historical Liverpool Creamware rarity and specialist collectors. Its Portrait Transfer Design Type being of Arman Illustration W.14 page 197. This is a previously Unrecorded Liverpool Herculaneum Bowl that dates circa 1795. Its unique in its color for the George Washington Transfer Portrait and measures about 3.5” tall, located on the bowl’s interior with added text below. This bowl fully measures 2.75” high x 6.25" in diameter.
There are also four decorative exterior color transfers: (2) of a Young Couple with sheep; (2) others of a Pair of Peacocks, plus an interior trim near top rim. The portrait design is recorded in the Arman reference, shown illustrated as W.14, on page 197. This design is not known or listed in a “Bowl” use, and was not listed in his book. Also, it is not known to exist in any “color” other than being the standard black. Additionally, this Portrait design type is listed as: “W.14 Washington with legend: “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” of those there is only (1) Pitcher and (1) Tankard recorded known. Both of those listed types also having the caveat: “Previously Unrecorded” and the Tankard illustrated has the comment: “Black transfer on a creamware tankard.”
The 1998 David and Linda Arman reference, fully titled: “Anglo-American Ceramics Part 1 (only issued), Transfer Printed Creamware and Pearlware for the American Market 1760 - 1860.” This Bowl is unique, secondly for its Reddish-Brown Color Transfers. The only other two known types that Arman lists both having “black” transfers, each valued in their book between $8,000 to $10,000+ each. This bowl has excellent quality. There are no chips or damage and its has strong color. A museum quality example and a certain “Key” highlight in any historical Washingtonia or Glass collection.