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Object Name PITCHER
Catalog Number 0985.10.00322
Date ca. 1891
Description White pitcher, featuring navy blue transferware, including decorative pattern along top edge and handle of pitcher, combined with text about the Washington Light Infantry, excerpts from poems or phrases written or stated by Southerners, including Paul Hamilton Hayne, John Burns, and W.D. Porter, plus a depiction of the W.L.I. monument and a red, blue, and black transfer of a tattered Flag of the Army of Tennessee. "W L I / 1807 = 91" painted/printed on front of pitcher beneath spout, along with, "Co. A / 25th S. C. Infantry", "Co. A / Hampton Legion / Infantry", "Co. B . 25th S.C. Infantry / 1860=65 / 114 Dead". Mark on base: "60 Jugs made for Capt. Wm. A. Courtenay, Charleston, S.C. / Wedgwood / Etruria, England".
Dimensions H-8 W-8.5 inches
Owned Mrs. James Lyons
Made Wedgwood
Provenance Wedgewood memorial pitcher presented by Capt. W. A. Courtenay (retired, Capt. Of the Washington Light Infantry, Co. A, Hampton Legion) of Charleston, South Carolina, to Mrs. James Lyons of Richmond, Virginia. One of sixty jugs
People Courtenay, William A.
Lyons, Imogene Byrd Penn [Mrs. James]
Subjects gifts