The unusual pink color of this fine quality William Penn Treaty commemorative Toby jug from Lenox will make it a showstopper in your collection! Great for use as a vase, too, this soft pink pitcher commemorates the Treaty that William Penn made with Chief Tamanend in 1683. It is a detailed depiction of the torso of William Penn. The word "Treaty" is incised on the back, where it appears he holds the large, scrolled treaty. "William Penn" is faintly incised on his back near the bottom of the treaty, and there is an incised B. at the rear bottom left, reportedly for the artist who designed this piece. The shaped handle is white and depicts a Native American, presumably Chief Tamanend. This Treaty, known as the "Great Treaty," the only treaty between the pioneers and the Native Americans that was "...never sworn to and never broken..." according to the French philosopher and writer, Voltaire.
Made by Lenox between 1930 and 1953 this pink porcelain pitcher measures 6 3/4 inches tall and from 4 to 6 inches in diameter at various places from top to bottom. It bears the blue-green Lenox, "L" in wreath mark, followed by "Made in U.S.A." It is in excellent condition. You may want to do some minor interior cleaning, but I see no flaws. Thank you for stopping by. Please visit MaggieBelle's Memories often!
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