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Outstanding Polychrome Historical Liverpool Creamware Pitcher With A Poem To Americans In Praise Of George Washington
c. 1792 Multicolor Polychrome Historical Liverpool Creamware Pitcher, With A American Flag Sailing Ship and a Historic Tribute Poem to George Washington and Americans, Near Mint.
This rare multicolor Polychrome Liverpool Creamware Pitcher, measures 6.5" tall and has a 5" diameter base. On one side the transfer print depicts an American sailing ship, with black sails and a huge, 15-Star American Flag. The other side of this pitcher has a colorful display of patriotic and artistic symbols. It is embellished with black transfers and a variety of hand-applied colorful enamels in red, blue, green, and yellow. They include a large "LIBERTY" Cap on a pole, Laurel wreath, flowers, fruit and an American banner flag, all framing an oval space which contains a poem, addressed to Americans by the British, praising George Washington. The poem reads: "As he tills the rich globe the old peasant shall tell, While his bosom with Liberty glows, How your WARREN expir'd, how MONTGOMERY fell, And how WASHINGTON humbled your foes." See Arman, p. 11-21.

This ornate, historic pitcher is in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks. There are some trivial manufacturing flaws on the handle and near the bow of the sailing ship, otherwise this pitcher is virtually new. This rare design, historic Liverpool creamware pitcher is complete with a colorful tribute to George Washington and America's fight for Independence. A rarely encountered, quite magnificent and museum quality specimen.
Liverpool Creamware is the name generally given to pottery produced in England during the mid 18th and early 19th century by potters who were obsessed with the idea of copying Chinese porcelain--considered to be the highest quality ceramic available. Certain potters, such as Josiah Wedgewood, Thomas Whieldon and Josiah Spode, made improvements to the existing earthenwares, which they named "creamware" (or in Wedgewood's case "Queensware").

This thin earthenware was dipped into a clear glaze, which combined with the natural impurities of the clay to give the ware a creamy, pale yellow tint. Creamware is readily identifiable as a pottery having a cream-colored body and a perfectly clear glaze. The earliest transfer prints were applied over the glazes of the creamware, a practice which continued well into the 19th century. The dates of production of Liverpool creamware ran from 1760 to 1820, with the Revolutionary War figures and events predominant.

Normally all of the transfer prints were done in black, with the exceptions of a very few pieces found with transfers in red, rust, carmine, sepia, lavender, or green. The latter three are really quite rare. Certain Liverpool potters made it a practice to embellish the black transfers with a variety of hand-applied enamels in red, blue, green, yellow and brown. (See Arman, p. 11-21).
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