Pitcher

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-221623

Description

Small ceramic pitcher with loop handle. Wide base tapers up to a narrow neck. Wide brim at mouth of pitcher with small indent as a spout. Brim, handle, and flat bottom are painted brown. Body of pitcher has hand painted decoration of purple violets with inscribed text "Hill's Devon Violets". Double string tied around neck of pitcher.

Details

Descriptive Terms

pitchers (vessels)
ceramic (material)
Pitcher

Inscription

"Hill's/Devon/Violets" (Cut into surface of pitcher, highlighted in brown paint)
"GENUINE/DEVON POTTERY/MADE IN/ENGLAND" (Stamped in all capital letters, black ink)
"PALMERS/LIMITED/MONTREAL" (Circular paper label with silver text on yellow ground)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Devon Pottery (Manufacturer)
Palmers Limited (Retailer)

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Food Service T&E

Dimensions

2 1/2 (H) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.1673

Places

England (United Kingdom) [country]