Remember the Maine ceramic pitcher circa 1898. The pitcher features a lithograph portrait of Capt. C.D. Sigsbee in his uniform on one side and the USS Maine naval ship with the date Feb 15th 1898 on the other. The pitcher was made by LaBelle China and features panels of orange and blue with gold accents throughout on a white china base.
The USS Maine was sunk in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 due to an explosion. The cause of the explosion is still unclear, but Spain was blamed at the time and the slogan ‘Remember the Maine’ became a rallying cry in the United States against the Spanish. The sinking of the Maine was a pivotal event in our subsequent entry into the Spanish American War.
Crazing can be seen on the inside of the pitcher. Some loss to the gold accents primarily on the rim and handle. There are no chips, cracks or repairs.
Marks: LaBelle China
Size: Approximately 6 inches tall
Condition: Some crazing to pitcher as pictured. Some loss of gold accents on handle and rim. No cracks, no chips and no repairs
Remember the Maine Ceramic Pitcher 1898