Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 7.875" H x 6" W x 8" D
Earthenware pitcher with yellow glaze and red garland with “Free Trade and Sailors - Their Rights” within wreath of flowers.
"Free Trade and Sailors Rights" was the battle cry for the War of 1812.
On 18 June 1812, the United States declared war on Britain. The major grievance of the war was British interference with United States rights on the high seas. While at war with France, the British had stopped and boarded U. S. ships, even taking sailors to serve on British ships.