American Historical Liverpool creamware jug, curving, melon shape with a pointed lip and strap handle. Transfer decorated frigate with polychrome highlights to the hull, pennant and an American flag to one side and a black and white pastoral landscape of a valley with shepherds, sheep, and other laborers to the other side. Initials RES within a laurel leaf cartouche beneath the spout. 9 5/8" H. English, early 19th century. Note: The frigate on this pitcher is flying a 16-stars, 16-stripes American flag. In 1794 the United States flag was required to have 15 stars and 15 stripes (one for each state). When Tennessee became the 16th state in 1796 some groups created unofficial flags with the updated number. However, the official flag design did not change again until 1818 and contained 13 stripes and 20 stars. Reference: https://connecticuthistory.org/the-stonington-battle-flag/ CONDITION: Wear and firing crack to spout; light crazing to glaze. Small spider cracks at top. Some loss below handle and overall wear to glaze. Bottom edge fluoresces under blacklight, porcelain color consistent.
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