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Six Quart Pitcher

1918.642 (RS32666)

Description

Hound-handled pitcher. Body of pitcher has a scene in relief of stags being chased by hounds. Brown glaze with yellow highlights.

Details

Label
"Cherished Possessions": This so-called hound-handled pitcher represents the type of product for which the potteries of Bennington, Vermont, are justifiably famous. Pottery making, like so many crafts, underwent a radical transformation in the nineteenth century, and the new industries produced considerable high-quality goods. Bennington's pottery business was established in the 1780s by Captain John Norton, who began supplementing his income as a farmer by exchanging handmade pots for pigs or for help on the farm. By the middle of the nineteenth century Norton's grandsons' pottery was huge, consuming seven hundred tons of clay annually and producing $35,000 worth of wares.<br/>
Maker
Possibly United States Pottery Co. (Maker)
Possibly Norton Pottery (Maker)
Date
1852-1894
Material
ceramic glaze
enamel (fused coating)
stoneware (pottery)
Object type
Food Service T&E; Serving Vessels
Places
Bennington (Bennington county, Vermont)
New Jersey (United States)
Vermont (United States)
Descriptive terms
ceramic glaze
dog (animal)
enamel (fused coating)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Flint Enamel Glaze
Hound
Pitcher
pitchers (vessels)
Stag
stags
Stoneware
stoneware (pottery)
Vessel, Drink Serving
Dimensions
11 1/2 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1918.642
Credit Line
Gift of Mrs. Dwight W. Ensign
GUSN
28210

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