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Blue printed patterns incorporating portraits of George Washington.

Private Collection and Winterthur Museum

Two early American themed prints

Dating from the 1790s, these two pieces are rare survivors of blue printed pottery made for the American market in the first decades of production.  Blue printing on earthenware was developed by Josiah Spode by about 1784, and early patterns were rarely commemorative. These are the only two recorded designs made specifically for new nation of the United States.  

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