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Liverpool pitcher, about 1790Liverpool pitcher, about 1790

Between the 1780s and 1820s British potteries capitalized on American patriotism by producing and exporting pieces that celebrated the new nation and its heroes. This transfer-printed creamware pitcher lists the population figures recorded by the first U.S. Census in 1790. In 1978 the Smithsonian purchased this pitcher and several other Liverpool pieces from a Pennsylvania collector.

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