STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC JUG / PITCHER, ribbed ovoid form, featuring the "LANDING / OF / GEN. LA FAYETTE / At / NEW YORK / 16th August 1824", printed in floral cartouche below spout, depicting the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette from France to New York Harbor to each side. Unmarked. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 7 7/8" HOA.
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 10, pl. #1d; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #2074.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Pook & Pook, Inc., 10/12/2013, lot 783.
Ex-collection of Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence H. Skromme, Lancaster, PA.
Catalogue Note: According to Mr. Routson this is a "rare shape for a pitcher."
Excellent visual condition, having some professional restoration to chips on spout and top of handle, and a faint radial hairline to underside that does not appear to go through to interior.