Excellent Liverpool Creamware Pitcher or Jug, c. 1795-1818, one side with black transfer of a three masted sailing ship under full sail, sailors on board, flying a 15-star American flag; other side with black transfer of heraldic eagle with "Pluribus Unum" banner, wearing a shieldbreastplate and holding arrows in one talon and olive branch in other, a ray of 11 stars above with 4 other scattered stars (total of 15 stars); H.- 6 1/2 in., W.- 6 1/4 in., D.- 4 1/4 in. Note: In 1795, two stars were added to the American flag, representing Kentucky and Vermont, bringing the total number of stars to 15. Two stripes were added to make a total of 15 stripes. This was the only U.S. flag to have fifteen stripes. In 1818, Congress proclaimed that one star for each new state would be added on the 4th of July following the state's admission to the union and there would be thirteen stripes representing the thirteen original colonies. The 15-star flag flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 and inspired the writing of the National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Provenance: The Estate of John Peter Eaves, New Orleans, Louisiana.
There is craquelure throughout and a flea-sized ship to the glaze near the top by the handle and another on the handle. The handle shows signs of wear to the glaze and the bottom shows signs f wear to the glaze with slight flea-sized chipping. The height is 6 Ѕ" and there are no signs of repairs. The spout appears to be original.
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