Rare Wedgwood Confederate pitcher, commissioned by William Ashmead Courtenay of Charleston second half 19th century, rare ornamental Queensware pitcher to commemorate the services of the Washington Light Infantry during the Civil War, transfer-decorated red, blue, and black transfer of a tattered Flag of the Army of Tennessee; and text panels with quotes by Paul Hamilton Hayne, John Burns, and W.D. Porter, and depiction of the monument, and below the spout commemorative wreaths reading; W.L.I. 1807=91, Co. A 25th SC Infantry, Co. A Hampton Legion Infantry, Co. B. 25th SC Infantry, 1860=65, 114 Dead; marked on underside: 60 Jugs made for Capt. Wm. A. Courtenay, Charleston, S.C./Wedgwood/Etruria, England.
Provenance: Charleston, South Carolina private collection.
Nick under spout; flag decoration worn; otherwise appears to be in good original condition.
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