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Object Name Pitcher
Date 1830-1840
Description Water pitcher. Relief molded stoneware, stained blue. Footed pear-shaped body with overall molded pattern of anthemion scrolls and leafy ornaments alternating with satyr masks, and grapevines around the top. The interior has a clear glaze. The figure on the handle is Pan (he has pointed ears and is holding pipes). The handle terminal has molded acanthus leaves. Impressed mark "3" on the underside. Probably made in England, but versions of this pitcher were also made at the Jersey City Pottery in New Jersey.
(Keyword: European)
Acquisition Gift of Lucy Taylor Mersereau
Ownership and History Pitchers of this type were used in a bar to mix water with whiskey.

This pitcher descended in the Bedell family of Greenridge, Staten Island. It was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1938 by Lucy O. (Taylor) Mersereau.
Earliest Date 1830
Latest Date 1840
Material Ceramic
Subjects Pitchers
Pottery
Whiskey
Lexicon Sub-category Food Service T&E
Catalog Number F07.0420
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, May 2014.
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