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Hound-handled pitcher. Body of pitcher has a scene in relief of stags being chased by hounds. Brown glaze with yellow highlights.
enamel (fused coating)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Vessel, Drink Serving
Flint Enamel Glaze
"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.
Possibly United States Pottery Co. (Maker)
Possibly Norton Pottery (Maker)
11 1/2 (H) (inches)
Gift of Mrs. Dwight W. Ensign
Vermont (United States)
New Jersey (United States)
Bennington (Bennington county, Vermont)