Jug, Roger Williams Pattern
8 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 in. (22.2 x 21.9 x 15.2 cm) (show scale)
Printed on bottom in black: "ROGER WILLIAMS JUG./ MADE BY/ J. WEDGWOOD & SONS/ ETRURIA/ FOR/ MESSRS. WARREN & WOOD/ PROVIDENCE RHODE ISLAND"
On front of jug below spout: "I having made covenant/ of peaceable neighborhood/ with all the Sachems and/ natives round about us;/ and having in a sense of God's/ merciful providence unto me in my/ distress, called the place Providence/ ROGER WILLIAMS"
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Designated Purchase Fund
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons Ltd. (founded 1759). Jug, Roger Williams Pattern, ca. 1886. Glazed earthenware, 8 3/4 x 8 5/8 x 6 in. (22.2 x 21.9 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Designated Purchase Fund, 2013.37.6 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.2013.37.6_view1.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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An earthenware pitcher with cream ground, the wide rim along the outer neck decorated in the Aesthetic style with a polychrome pattern of sunflowers on the sides and corncobs at the spout against a terracotta ground, with a thin black line at the top and bottom. The top rim with a thin gilt line. The curved handle decorated with a motif of abstracted leaves in terracotta and brown, with a thin gilt line running along the outer edges. The body of the pitcher decorated on three sides with elaborate black transfer-printed decorations. One side with a full-length portrait of Roger Williams, holding a book in his left hand with his right hand outstretched, flanked by single corn plants either side. The other side shows Roger Williams and his men arriving in Rhode Island and greeting a Native American chief. The scene is capped by a flowing ribbon at top inscribed: “WHAT CHEER.” Below is a rectangular scrolled plaque inscribed: “1636.” At center, below the spout, is an anchor in a scrolled cartouche floating in the ocean, with “HOPE” inscribed above. Below is the transfer-printed inscription: “I having made covenant / of peaceable neighborhood / with all the Sachems and / natives round about us; / and having in a sense of God’s / merciful providence unto me in my / distress, called the place Providence / ROGER WILLIAMS.”
Very good condition.
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