Also Called :

Cream Pitchers, Creamers

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Early 19th Century to Early 20th Century

Price Range :

$100.-$250. (Depending on size)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

3 7/8″ diameter x 6 1/2″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 6 1/8″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 6 1/8″high

3 3/4″ diameter x 5 1/2″ high

3 7/8″ diameter x 5 3/8″ high

4 1/4″ diameter x 4 5/8″ high

3″ diameter x 4″ high

2 5/8″ diameter x 3 3/4″ high

2 5/8″ diameter x 3 5/8″ high

Weight :

Left to Right:

1 lb.—–1 lb. 2 oz.—–1 lb.—–13 oz.—–1 lb.—–12 oz.—–6 oz.—–5 oz.—–4 oz.

Provenance :

Left to right:

2012

2012

1989

Celeste Koster, Chatham, NY-1966

James Julia Auction, Fairfield, ME-1988

Celeste Koster, Chatham, NY-1967

Nancy Walker Auction, Westport, MA-1988

Gustave J. S. White Auction, Newport, RI-1989

Leland Little Auction, Hillsborough, NC-2012

Availability :

 

Description:  These cream pitchers are tall not squat, have wide upward lips not narrow downward lips, and are bulbous in shape. They all have loop handles and all but one has leaves on the handles (the exception has bamboo ribbing). Many of the lips are higher than the handles–our height measurements are the highest of lips or handles. All have one continuous Canton scene around the pitchers. 7 of the 9 pitchers have rain cloud borders near the rims, the other two have no rain cloud borders. All bottoms are glazed. There are 2 sub-groups: Inside lip decoration (6) and those without (3). Two of these three are the ones without rain cloud borders. Those without inside decoration have wider lips, see pictures of the three together. We believe these are later pitchers and one has what we call a “flag” motif, see closeup of “flags”, last picture.

The tiniest and the tallest of these pitchers command higher prices. They range in size from 3 5/8″ tall to 6 1/2″ tall and weigh from 4 oz. to 1 lb. 2 oz.

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