Ceramic Pitchers with Ships Photos

American naval history is well depicted on creamware pitchers, many of which were commissioned by American ship owners from British pottery firms in the early 19th century. The tradition evolved from sailing ships to other shipping aspects. Some British naval history is included. These ceramics are in museums and none are for sale.

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Tom Truelove Going to Sea creamware pitcher made in England for American market at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Sailors' Farewell commemorative pitcher at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Creamware pitcher called The Shipwrights Arms from Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Creamware pottery jug with figure of hope leaning on anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Tom Truelove Going to Sea creamware pitcher (1795-1818) made in England for American market at Stanley-Whitman House. Farmington, CT.Sailors' Farewell commemorative pitcher at Hyland House. Guilford, CT.Creamware pitcher called The Shipwrights Arms (c1820) from Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Creamware pottery jug (c1810) with figure of hope leaning on anchor at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Creamware pottery jug showing Arm. Nelson's Victory near mouth of the Nile at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Earthenware jug 1800-5 with transfer print of American merchant sailing ship by Herculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Stonington pitcher by Herculaneum Pottery Co., Liverpool, England depicts attack of British fleet against town of Stonington, CT on Aug. 9, 1814 at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT."Don't surrender the Ship!" Lawrence commemorative creamware pitcher by Leeds Pottery Co., England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Creamware pottery jug showing Arm. Nelson's Victory near mouth of the Nile (1798) at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.Earthenware jug 1800-5 with transfer print of American merchant sailing ship by Herculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, England at Art Institute of Chicago. Chicago, IL.Stonington pitcher (1815) by Herculaneum Pottery Co., Liverpool, England depicts attack of British fleet against town of Stonington, CT on Aug. 9, 1814 at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT."Don't surrender the Ship!" Lawrence commemorative creamware pitcher (c1815) by Leeds Pottery Co., England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.
Commodore Preble's Squadron Attacking the City of Tripoli Aug. 3, 1804 commemorative creamware pitcher by Herculaneum Pottery Co., Liverpool, England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Pitcher commemorates American naval attack on Tripoli made in Liverpool, England at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Pitcher shows building of USS Constitution at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Pitcher of USS Constitution by Herculaneum Pottery at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.
Commodore Preble's Squadron Attacking the City of Tripoli Aug. 3, 1804 commemorative creamware pitcher (c1810) by Herculaneum Pottery Co., Liverpool, England at Mattatuck Museum. Waterbury, CT.Pitcher commemorates American naval attack on Tripoli (Aug. 3, 1804) made in Liverpool, England at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Pitcher (c1800) shows building of USS Constitution at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Pitcher (1815-25) of USS Constitution by Herculaneum Pottery at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.
Pitcher with Constitution's escape from British Squadron after a chase of 60 hours by Cyane & Levant at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Creamware pitcher called Peace, Plenty, & Independence with ship prob. from Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Creamware pitcher with ship Roxana of Boston by Herculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ship Orozimbo earthenware pitcher by Herculaneum Factory of Liverpool at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Pitcher (early 19th C) with Constitution's escape from British Squadron after a chase of 60 hours by Cyane & Levant at USS Constitution Museum. Boston, MA.Creamware pitcher called Peace, Plenty, & Independence with ship (c1790-1810) prob. from Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Creamware pitcher with ship Roxana of Boston (c1806-24) by Herculaneum Pottery of Liverpool, England at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.Ship Orozimbo earthenware pitcher (1805-10) by Herculaneum Factory of Liverpool at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.
Pitcher with ship of Josephus Bradford at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Commemorative schooner plate & pitcher at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Earthenware pitcher from Staffordshire or Liverpool, England with design of American sailing ship Fame at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Earthenware pitcher from Staffordshire, England with design of American sailing ship at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Pitcher with ship of Josephus Bradford at Mayflower Society House. Plymouth, MA.Commemorative schooner plate & pitcher at Jeremiah Lee Mansion. Marblehead, MA.Earthenware pitcher (c1805) from Staffordshire or Liverpool, England with design of American sailing ship Fame at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Earthenware pitcher (c1830) from Staffordshire, England with design of American sailing ship at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.
Liverpool earthenware pitchers transfer-printed with "Charlotte Weeping at Werther's Tomb"; Caleb Wilber ship; & Hope symbols at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Pitcher showing one of Moses Myers' brigs at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Lusterware pitcher of Noran Creina Steam-Yacth at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Lusterware pottery jug with motto Success to Shipping Trade at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Liverpool earthenware pitchers (c1800) transfer-printed with "Charlotte Weeping at Werther's Tomb"; Caleb Wilber ship; & Hope symbols at RISD Museum. Providence, RI.Pitcher showing one of Moses Myers' brigs (1800-19) at Moses Myers House museum. Norfolk, VA.Lusterware pitcher of Noran Creina Steam-Yacth (stet) at DAR Memorial Continental Hall Museum. Washington, DC.Lusterware pottery jug (c1810) with motto Success to Shipping Trade at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Ship Francis earthenware pitcher made in Liverpool at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Erie Canal commemorative pitcher at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum. Buffalo, NY.Earthenware pitcher commemorating Erie Canal from Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Ship Francis earthenware pitcher (1807) made in Liverpool at Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, MA.Erie Canal commemorative pitcher (1825) at National Museum of American History. Washington, DC.Blue transferware pitcher from Staffordshire, England showing Erie Canal scenes & eulogy to DeWitt Clinton in Buffalo History Museum (BECHS). Buffalo, NY.Earthenware pitcher commemorating Erie Canal (c1825) from Staffordshire, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Creamware pitcher with American side-wheel steamship from Liverpool, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware pitcher with steamboat design by George E. Ohr of Biloxi, MS at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Ceramic pitcher by Buffalo Pottery showing capture of sperm whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.
Creamware pitcher with American side-wheel steamship (c1815) from Liverpool, England at Yale University Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.Earthenware pitcher with steamboat design (c1890) by George E. Ohr of Biloxi, MS at Brooklyn Museum. Brooklyn, NY.Ceramic pitcher (1907) by Buffalo Pottery showing capture of sperm whale at New Bedford Whaling Museum. New Bedford, MA.

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