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Porcelain Tableware

Pitcher, Cup & Saucer, and Tumbler

Tumbler with Oak Knoll Image
Dimensions: Tumbler: 3 9/16” x 2 ½”
Accession#: 92.15.78

Pitcher
Dimensions: 2 3/16” x 3 9/16”
Accession #: 92.15.41

Cup and saucer
Dimensions: cup: 2 ¾” x 2 15/16”; saucer: 3 ⅝”
Accession #: 92.15.29A and B

These three porcelain pieces were made by F. M. Spofford in Danvers, Mass. as souvenirs of Danvers. Each piece depicts a transfer image of the historic home, Oak Knoll with the words: “Oak Knoll, Home of the Poet John Greenleaf Whittier, Danvers, Mass.” Whittier purchased this 1842 Greek-Revival mansion in 1875 from a distant relative, Captain Edmund Johnson. Whittier lived at Oak Knoll until his death in 1892.