Porcelain Pitcher Decorated with an American Eagle and Shield, Charles Cartlidge and Company, Greenpoint (Brooklyn), New York, mid-19th century, the pitcher decorated with relief molding depicting an American eagle supporting the spout above a broad shield inscribed with the name "CRANE" in red, white, blue, and gilt, and an anchor, the sides further decorated with gilt highlighted oak leaves and acorns, (minor hairline on side), ht. 10 in.
Literature: A similar pitcher is illustrated and discussed in American Porcelain 1770-1920, by Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, The Metropolitan Museum of Arts, publisher, pp. 108-09.
2 1/4 in. hairline on one side.