About this artwork
Most Liverpool jugs featured black transfer printing, but this one utilizes polychromatic decoration. After the American Revolution, Liverpool became a regular port of call for American merchant vessels. The Liverpool packet depicted on this jug was a private schooner that likely traded between Liverpool and the United States. Under the spout, the names of the presumed owners of the jug, Mr. and Mrs. Roberson, are inscribed; below the inscription is the Herculaneum Pottery mark that was used for the American market—an eagle surrounded by stars.
- Herculaneum Pottery Co.
- Liverpool (Object made in)
- c. 1800–1810
- Earthenware (creamware) with transfer decoration
- Amelia Blanxius Collection, gift of Emma B. Hodge and Jene E. Bell