June 24 & 25, 2022: 42nd Semi-Annual Premier Americana Auction
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STAFFORDSHIRE AMERICAN VIEW TRANSFER-PRINTED CERAMIC JUG / PITCHER, bulbous form with strainer to spout, featuring the Boston State House #1 pattern, depicting a domed government building below spout flanked by other structures, figures including one with wheelbarrow, sheep, and cattle in foreground, having floral and vine border decoration. Unmarked.

Condition : Excellent visual condition having some restoration to end of spout and some light scuff marks to right of state house.

Circa : 1815-1842.

Item Dimensions: 5 1/4" HOA.

Provenance : From the collection of Nick Routson, Phoenix, AZ.
Margaret Johnson Sutor Antiques, Ambler, PA (retains dealer label).

Estimate : 100 - 200

Attribution : John Rogers & Son, Longport, England.

Catalog Note : Literature: Parallels the Armans - Historical Staffordshire, An Illustrated Check-List, p. 161, #442b; Transferware Collectors Club database pattern #5382.
Catalogue Note: Judie Siddall, a long time member of the Transferware Collector's Club, researched this form and discovered it was most likely utilized to serve toast water. The jug probably had a cover at one time. Toast water was a drink that was served to help settle upset stomachs. Coysh & Henrywood described it in their book "The Dictionary Of Blue and White Printed Pottery, 1780-1880, Volume II", the recipe called for "pouring boiling water on to toast, allowing it to stand, and then straining off the liquid." The strainer to spout helped separate the solid toast fragments from the liquid.
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $190.40
Estimate: $100.00 - $200.00
Number Bids:10