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    John Adams: A Highly Important Large Liverpool Creamware Punch Bowl. This is the largest Liverpool piece we have ever handled, and it features the portrait of our second president-the rarest American leader to be found pictured on a Liverpool object. Diameter 13", depth 6". On the front is Adams' portrait with "John Adams President of the United States" below, flanked by female figures representing Liberty, Justice and Plenty. On the opposite side is a map the newly independent nation, flanked by a standing George Washington and the three ladies. On one side is a large vignette of Neptune with his court and on the other a pastoral scene. In the bottom of the bowl is a color transfer of the warship, Reuben Jones, flying a 15-star American flag. Condition is simply superb, with just one tiny, almost undetectable hairline noted only for very strictest accuracy.

    This was an expensive, custom-order piece in its day, most likely ordered by a wealthy New Englander for entertaining or presentation. The consignor purchased it in our 2008 auction of the Ed Gillette collection, where it was one of the featured items and sold for $15,535. From the Scott W. Dolson Collection.


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    December, 2016
    3rd Saturday
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