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Corn Pitcher
circa 1857-1859
Southern Porcelain Company


Currently on view at Mint Museum--UPTOWN

Gift of Emma and Jay Lewis in honor of Margaret Zimmerman

These two pitchers were cast from almost identical molds yet were produced at potteries in different regions of the country. As such, they are evidence of the widespread market for objects—ranging from paintings and prints to ceramics and silver—that featured imagery depicting the American landscape and its bounty. Corn was (and still is) considered to be a distinctly “American crop,” making it a logical subject for an enterprising designer looking to capitalize on patriotic pride.

Accession Number: 2010.7.1


height: 11.625 inches

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