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Pitcher

1875-1900
Origin: America, Virginia (probably)
OH. 8"; bottom diam. 5 1/4"; top diam. 4 3/16".
Stoneware, salt-glazed, gray with blue
Museum Purchase
Acc. No. 1997.900.3
Salt-glazed stoneware pitcher with cobalt blue flower and leaf decoration.
Label:Although technically a form of tableware, pitchers were often made by stoneware manufacturers and fall in the category between table service and utility. Perhaps pitchers usually have some type of embellishment because they are versatile pieces. This squat example is particularly functional and was decorated with foliate designs in cobalt blue.
---Inspiration and Ingenuity: American Stoneware
Exhibition curated by Suzanne Findlen Hood
At the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum
February 2007

Provenance:Part of the AARFAC unaccessioned collection. Date and type of acquisition unknown. Been noted on old inventory lists since 1973.