Jug, creamware with five transfers, applied handle. Crack by handle and bottom, top is chipped, and bottom is worn. Transfers: a) oblisk with G. Washington, clouds and sun rays, weeping willows, weeping figure, pelican, and inscription; b) inscription with branches and flowers; c) bald eagle under thirteen stars holdinga branch, arrows, and paper with inscription; d) bald eagle on cannon with two figures holding flowers and one holding a torch too and an inscription; e) decroative circle with inscription. Transfer of flowers around top of jug. The name “Jonathan Marsh” in a cartouche under the spout.
DATE: The inclusion of Washington’s death date of December 14, 1799 proves that this jug was produced in 1800 or later, even though one flag depicted may date before 1796.
STYLE: This jug is one of several known examples made in Liverpool and inscribed specifically for North Carolinians. Some have a Washington, North Carolina, history, as well as Edenton and Shell Island.