white pitcher with twisted handle; cord design on body; one side of spout has American flag; opposite side has flag with rampant lions and harp

Telegraph jug, c. 1866

Unknown artist, expand_more

Glazed ceramicexpand_more

Gift of various donors, by exchangeexpand_more  2002.17.2

The flag of the United States and the coat of arms of the United Kingdom adorn this pitcher, along with a ribbon inscribed “Europe and America are united by telegraph glory to God in the highest on Earth peace goodwill towards men.” The text and the cable motifs on the sides and handle refer to the first trans-Atlantic telegraph cable, laid between England and America in 1866, which this jug commemorates.

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Title
Telegraph jug
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2002.17.2
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white pitcher with twisted handle; cord design on body; one side of spout has American flag; opposite side has flag with rampant lions and harp