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    George Washington: "Long Live the President" Liverpool Pitcher. 7 1/2" pitcher with black transfer on either side. One side shows a portrait of Washington within a wreath, flanked by goddesses and pine trees. It was drawn by F. Morris of Shelton. The inscription reads: "Deafness to the Ear that will patiently/ hear & Dumbness to the Tongue/ that will utter a calumny against the/ Immortal Washington/ My Favorite Son/ Long Live the President of the United States." The transfer on the other side has a laudatory poem to the goddess Liberty, encircled by the names of fifteen states. One of the few Washington Liverpool pieces that date from his tenure in office. The "Long Live the President" slogan matches that seen on GW inaugural buttons. Beautiful condition. Ex: Kenneth Snow's Old Jail House Antiques in Newburyport, Massachusetts (where the cataloger nearly dropped it when he turned it upside down and a live spider popped out, as well as a dead one). From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.

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    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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