Lot 3517
Ceramic Pitcher Honoring Charleston, South Carolina's Washington Light Infantry
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Late 19th century, being Wedgewood queensware with blue, black and red transfer designs commemorating the venerable organization's Civil War dead. The underside reads, "60 Jugs made for Capt. Wm. A. Courtenay, Charlest. / Wedgewood / Etruria, England." Courtenay had been a member of the Washington Light Artillery (W.L.I.) before the war and served as a Confederate general staff officer during the war. He became Charleston's mayor in 1879.

This pitcher names three W. L. I. companies that served the Confederacy and records their wartime losses as "114 DEAD" beneath the spout. Additional decoration includes the Washington Light Infantry obelisk in Charleston, a scroll honoring the dead, two commemorative plaques, and a shot-torn Army of Northern Virginia battle flag.

8 in. high

Private Collection, South Carolina

Some light wear to underside; nearly as made.