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    Rare Large 1824-Dated Pitcher Celebrating The Erie Canal, With Tribute To DeWitt Clinton
    This large, hollow piece is rare and desirable to historical china collectors, but it is also important to political collectors because of its reference to Clinton, who was the Federalist candidate for President in 1812 (despite running against a strong incumbent, he managed 89 electoral votes to Madison's 128, certainly a respectable showing). The text declares that, "The State of New York (is) indebted for (the canal's) early commencement and rapid completion to the active energies, pre-eminent talents, and enlightened policy of DeWitt Clinton, late governor of the state " (here "late" meant former, rather than deceased. Clinton died in 1828). The reverse side has a similar design, with tribute to fast-growing Utica and western New York. Above the text on each side is the image of a canal boat. Massive, bulbous form gives this item more presence than its 7 3/4" height might suggest. Restoration to the handle, and one fine crack on the Utica side, virtually invisible except from the inside. A very fine piece.

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    November, 2004
    12th Friday
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