Small Polychrome Transfer-decorated Liverpool Pottery Creamware Pitcher, England, early 19th century, decorated on one side with a three-masted sailing ship, the other with a yellow ribbon reading "GOD SPEED THE PLOW" above farming implements and the phrase "He that by the plow would thrive/Himself must either hold or drive," and inscribed below the spout "James Barr/Salem," (minor chips on spout and base),ht. 4 1/2 in.
Note: According to an old note with the pitcher, Captain James Barr of Salem was born in 1754 and died in 1848.
An approx. 3/8 in. hairline crack in the rim, tiny chips on the bottom of the spout, a chip on the base.
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