STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC PITCHER AND BASIN, each featuring the Landing of Gen. La Fayette at Castle Garden, 16 August 1824, printed to each, depicting the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette from France to New York Harbor. Basin having impressed crown mark encircled with "CLEWS WARRANTED STAFFORDSHIRE" to underside, pitcher unmarked. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 11 1/2" HOA, basin 13 5/8" D rim.
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.
William R. and Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, PA.
Ex-collection of Gilbert Hahn.
Pitcher having some professional restoration to spout; basin with chip to foot ring and some glaze wear and loss to rim.