Liverpool Transfer-decorated Creamware Jug, England, late 18th century, depicting the ship Thomas on one side, and Masonic imagery on the other, the front inscribed "HENRY HUTCHINSON/SAIL MAKER/BOSTON" within a wreath above an image of Hope, spreadwing eagle on the back, the rim with grapevine decoration and traces of gilding, (staining, hairline cracks), ht. 11 5/8 in.
Note: The may 1802 Boston newspaper Massachusetts Mercury includes advertisements for Henry Hutchinson's sail-making business.
staining throughout much of the body and along several hairline cracks and several small spidering cracks; remnants of gilt to the rim and underside of spout and at handle terminals. minor wear to decoration.
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