STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN HISTORICAL TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC TEAPOT, featuring the "LANDING OF GEN. LA FAYETTE / At Castle Garden New York 16th August 1824", printed below scene, depicting the arrival of the Marquis de Lafayette from France to New York Harbor to each side. Incised "2" and old hand-brushed accession number "M.85.261.20b" to underside, otherwise unmarked. Ralph & James Clews, Cobridge, England. 1814-1834. 7 1/2" HOA.
Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List,
p. 10, pl. 1e, second from left; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #2074.
Provenance: From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
William R. and Teresa F. Kurau, Lampeter, PA.
Having two flakes to interior gallery, two hairlines to lower body including one having minute associated glaze flakes; cover having some professional restoration including finial and three minor flakes to underside edge.