(Left of handle) The central image gives a view of the Engine Society in action with the accompanying text "Cumberland, Engine No. 8, Society" "PROBO NO PUBLICO." Around the central scene are floral sprays and two George Washington memorial medallions. (Under spout) A wreath enclosing "Presented to the Cumberland; Engine Society No. 8 by Wm. Loring." Above that, an adaptation of the Great Seal of the United States flanked by allegorical figures of "Hope" and "Faith." (Right of handle) A James Madison portrait medallion, featuring Jefferson's visage based on the portrait by Gilbert Stuart, but Maddison's name.
Herculaneum Pottery, Liverpool, England, 1796 - 1841