A ewer is a kind of pitcher, often decorated, with a base, oval body, and flaring spout. Pitchers are containers with a spout for pouring their contents. It is said that the term came into use because long spouted containers were used to pour hot pitch needed to caulk the seams between planks in sailing vessels. A famous example of a ewer today is the America’s Cup trophy.
- Titles Ewer (Descriptive)
- Artist After a design by, John Flaxman, Jr., British, born York, 1755 - died 1826, London / Wedgwood, England, est. 1759
- Medium tin-glazed earthenware (majolica)
- Dimensions 17 1/4 x 6 x 1 1/8 in. (43.8 x 15.2 x 2.9 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Susan S. Weitzen, 1999.50
- Work Type ewer
- Classification Containers
- Signature Underside stamped WEDGWOOD and the three-letter date mark of AR (April 1863), plus the numbers "236" and a "J"
- Marks Underside stamped WEDGWOOD and the three-letter date mark of AR (April 1863), plus the numbers "236" and a "J"