The bowl is moulded of light, cream-colored earthenware, and colored with a clear lead glaze. Transfer portraits of Washington and Franklin are alternated around the exterior walls with generic pastoral motifs. In the interior is a verse:
"As he tills his rich glebe, the old peasant shall tell/ While his bosom with liberty glows/ How our Warren expired, How Montgomery fell/ And how WASHINGTON crumbled your foes."
The poem refers to two of the earliest deaths of Revolutionary heroes: Dr. Joseph Warren (Bunker Hill, June 16, 1775), and General Richard Montgomery (Quebec, December 31, 1775).
The bowl is unmarked, and is attributed by the museum to Wedgwood's potteries.