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    Extremely Rare 1840 William Henry Harrison Campaign Pitcher
    Made of high-relief, molded parian or similar material. The central decoration, below the spout, is a classic image of Harrison's trademark log cabin and hard cider barrel, with American flag on pole at the side. Harrison's campaign made wide use of this symbol. claiming (rather dubiously) that their man had been born in a log cabin and drank hard cider in order to steal votes away from Van Buren, whose aristocratic airs were off-putting to many rank and file Jackson Democrats. The interior is glazed, but the outer surface has a matte finish, not quite as rough as traditional salt glaze. This is a very rare piece, important to collectors of both ceramic and political items. The leading collector in the field owns an example, but told us this is the only other one he had seen in over two decades of sophisticated collecting. Beautiful condition, height app. 6".


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2004
    12th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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