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"Boston Fusilier" solder in red jacket on one side and "United We Stand, Divided We Fall" on the other, with eagle and shield below spout.


1790, possibly one of 100 pitchers commissioned by Samuel Jenks (b. 1731 – d. 1801), Charlestown, MA [see note 1]. About 1999/2000, William and Teresa Kurau (dealers), Lempeter, PA; about 1999/2000, sold by William and Teresa Kurau to Timothy Phillips, Cambridge, MA; 2011, gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 30, 2011) NOTES: [1] At the time, he was captain of the Independent Fusiliers of Boston.

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips in memory of Thomas F. Phillips, Jr.

England, Staffordshire or Liverpool, about 1790–1800


H. 11 1/2 in.; W. 10 in.; Diam. 7 in.

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Medium or Technique

Creamware, with transfer-printed and enamel decoration




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware