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Blue Transfer-decorated Anti-Slavery Ironstone Pitcher and a Small Pitcher

Auction:
2509
Lot:
1153
Sold for:
$1,067$900

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Auction:
American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2509
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
August 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Blue Transfer-decorated Anti-Slavery Ironstone Pitcher and a Small Pitcher, England, c. 1837, the round pitcher is inscribed on one side with the words of the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, the other side depicting the figure of Justice pardoning a kneeling slave, and a printing press representing the free press and free speech portion of the amendment, ht. 8; together with a small ironstone pitcher with scenic blue transfer decoration, ht. 5 1/8 in.

Note: These anti-slavery decorated pottery items were reportedly made for the English Anti-slavery Society to be sold in America, and the proceeds were used to further the abolition movement in the United States.
Estimate $300-500

Both items with crazing and associated brownish discoloration, the Anti-Slavery pitcher has a few lines around the lower side and on the base but they don't show to the interior. There are no chips, cracks or repairs on either piece.

Keywords

Anti-Slavery Ironstone Pitcher and a Small Pitcher, United Kingdom, printing press, round pitcher, small ironstone pitcher, English Anti-slavery Society, United States, Anti-Slavery pitcher, Abolitionism, Crimes against humanity, Labor, Slavery, Slavery in the United States

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