STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC JUG / PITCHER, featuring a States series pattern, each side depicting Trematon Castle, Cornwall with sailboats on lake in foreground, flanked by patriotic female figures Justice and Liberty on platforms reading "AMERICA AND / INDEPENDENCE", and a portrait of George Washington beside Justice, border featuring 15 states enumerated in swags interspersed with stars to interior and exterior, having scalloped rim. Having old hand-brushed accession number "L481 / 923" to underside, otherwise unmarked. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 8 3/8" HOA.
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 18, pl. 15; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #3457.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Ex-collection of Richard Marden, Wolfeboro, NH.
Having a few painted-over minute/minor flakes including one to handle, and some glaze wear to foot.