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    Massive George Washington Memorial Liverpool Pitcher Washington's death occasioned a number of Liverpool varieties, including this scene of Washington ascending to heaven, seemingly rising from a monument marked, "Sacred to the memory of Washington 1799." Miss Liberty sets disconsolately, weeping, at his feet, and the fierce American eagle appears in distress as well, possibly bound with some sort of rope or vine. The reverse shows an identified sailing ship, the "ship Maria," flying a U.S. flag. Huge size, height 11.5"; one of the most massive such pitchers we have ever seen. Much of the elaborate, custom gold-leaf decoration still intact. Such examples were expensive and highly prized when new, and were often presentation pieces bearing the owner's name. On this pitcher the name originally appeared in gold at the bottom below the pouring spout; but it is a little too worn to decipher. Excellent condition with no apparent restoration. If you wish to own just one representative Washington memorial pitcher, this is the one to have! Height 11.5", diameter including handle 12".



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    Auction Dates
    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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