Also Called :

Cream Pitchers, Creamers, Hog Nose, Hog Snout

Rarity :

Very Common

Age :

Early to End 19th Century

Price Range :

$50.-$200. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

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4 5/8″ diameter x 4 3/4″ high

4 3/8″ diameter x 4 3/8″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 3 7/8″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 3 7/8″ high

3 3/8″ diameter x 3 1/4″ high

3 3/8″ diameter x 3 1/4″ high

3 ” diameter x 2 7/8″ high

2 3/4″ diameter x 2 1/2″ high

2 1/2″ diameter x 2 1/4″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:

14 oz.——15 oz.——9 oz.——13 oz.——5 oz.——6 oz.——5 oz.——4 oz.——3 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:



Hartzell Auction Gallery, Bangor, PA-2012

Langston Auction, Wilson, NC-2012

Leland Little Auction, Hillsborough, NC-2012


Eldred’s Auction, E. Dennis, MA-2012

Garth’s Auction, Delaware, OH-2012

Skinner’s Auction, Bolton, MA-1988

Availability :


Description:  These are the well known hog’s nose or hog’s snout cream pitchers.  We call them “narrow lip” cream pitchers. They are squat in shape with protruding or bulbous sides. They all have loop handles and all but one has leaves on the handles (the exception is the tiniest example with just blue coloring). Most of the handles are higher than the lips–our height measurements are the highest of lips or handles. All have one continuous Canton scene around the pitchers. All of the 9 pitchers shown here have rain cloud borders near the rims except one, the tiniest. All have inside rim decoration and all bottoms are glazed. The matchbook gives scale to the largest and smallest of these pitchers.

The tiniest and the tallest of these pitchers command higher prices. They range in size from 2 1/4″ tall to 4 3/4″ tall and weigh from 3 oz. to 15 oz. The 2 1/4″ creamer is the smallest of all Canton creamers we have ever seen.

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