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Mug


Object number

RIF6421

Maker

Maker, attributed to Thomas Taylor, 1772?1857

Dimensions

Height, Approx.: 6 in. (15.24 cm)

Date

ca. 1820

Current location

Private collection

Geography

Made in Warwick, Rhode Island
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Medium

Maple

Marks

None

Inscriptions

Made by / Grandma Litchfield's / Grandfather (Thomas Taylor) / front yard. / Probably about / 1820," in graphite, on underside

Provenance

Thomas Taylor (1772-1857), Warwick, Rhode Island; by descent to his granddaughter Mrs. William Anderson Dana Litchfield (née Sarah Taylor, 1830–1902) Warwick, then Providence, and later Barrington, Rhode Island; by descent to her granddaughter Mrs. Alfred W. Fletcher (née Ethel Colley, 1885–1980), Providence and later Newport, Rhode Island; by descent to her son Donald B. Fletcher (1912–1999), Newport and later Portsmouth, Rhode Island; by descent to his wife Ruth Button Fletcher (1917-2011), Newport, then Portsmouth, then Tiverton, and later Middletown, Rhode Island; by descent in the family

Associated names

Sarah Taylor Litchfield
Ethel Colley Fletcher
Donald B. Fletcher
Ruth Button Fletcher

Notes

According to Cherry Fletcher Bamberg, the inscription on the underside was probably written by Sarah Taylor Litchfield's granddaughter Ethel (Colley) Fletcher.