The Collection at the BMA

Medium: Molded and polychromed porcelain

Large, molded, porcelain pitcher, with blue ground, the spout in the form of a sea lion with tusks and beard, on one side the white molded image of King Gambrinus introducing lager into the United States and offering Brother Jonathan his first glass of the foaming beverage, the Buck Goat is seen surmounting the beer keg, on the other side are the figures of Bill Nye and Ah Sin, the "Heathen Chinee," who has just been caught with the three aces falling from his sleeve, the handle is comprised of a nondescript animal, below the lip a border of ivy leaves on a vine, below the spout a medallion in the form of stylized foliate motifs, with gold highlights.

“Heathen Chinee” Pitcher