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Cream Pitcher

Place Made:
England
Date Made:
1740-1760
Medium:
stoneware
Dimensions:
HOA: 3
Accession Number:
2024.57
Description:
DESCRIPTION: Creamer of white salt-glazed stoneware with sprays of floral decorations in polychrome enamels. It is Queen Anne jug-shaped with crenelated edge and applied handle.
History:
This creamer came to the seller from her great-grandparents, Jeremiah (b. 1801) and Hannah (Stuart) Piggott, of Chatham County near Cane Creek, North Carolina. The probate inventory of Piggott’s grandfather, Jeremiah Piggot (d. 1788) of Chatham County, lists numerous ceramics, including tea wares, explicity described as delftware, earthenware, and stoneware. The Piggott family were Quakers who migrated from East Nottingham Monthly Meeting in Cecil County, Maryland to Cane Creek Monthly Meeting in Alamance County, North Carolina in the 1750s.
Credit Line:
Gift of Frank L. Horton