Otis House

Pitcher and Wash Basin

By 1815, after the trade disruptions of the War of 1812, British potters were eager to get their wares flowing back into North American ports. They produced patterns specifically designed to appeal to this market, featuring American monuments, buildings and landscapes, such as the Boston State House pictured here. Charles Bulfinch, architect of the State House and three houses built for the Otis family, designed nearly one hundred buildings throughout his career. Almost three-quarters of these buildings have been demolished.

John Rogers & Son, attributed maker
Longport, England, 1815-1830