Also Called :

Water Pitchers, Milk Pitchers, Cream Pitchers

Rarity :


Age :

Early to Late 19th Century

Price Range :

$80.-$1,200. (depending on size)

Dimensions :

Left to Right:

6 7/8″ diameter x 9″ tall (top of handle)

6 5/8″ diameter x 8 3/8″ tall (top of handle)

6 1/8″ diameter x 8″ tall (top of handle)

5 1/2″ diameter x 7″ tall (top of handle)

4 7/8″ diameter x 6 1/4″ tall (top of handle)

4 3/4″ diameter x 5 3/4″ tall (top of handle)

3 5/8″ diameter x 5 1/4″ tall (top of handle)

4 1/8″ diameter x 3 3/4″ tall (top of handle)

3 1/2″ diameter x 3 3/8″ tall (top of handle)

3 5/8″ diameter x 3 1/4″ tall (top of handle)

Weight :

Left to Right: 4 lbs. 2 oz.—–3 lbs. 1 oz.—–3 lbs. 7 oz.—–1 lb. 15 oz.—–1 lb. 8 oz.—–1 lb. 14 oz.—–15 oz.—–11 oz.—–8 oz.—–8 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:

I. M. Chait Gallery, Hollywood, CA-2012

Sanders & Mock Auction, New London, NH-1990


Sotheby’s, NYC-1965

Sotheby’s, NYC-1967


Langston Auction, Wilson, NC-2012



Herbert Schiffer, PA-1966

Availability :


Description:  Water Pitchers or Milk Pitchers? We are sure these pitchers were used for both purposes. Additionally, at what size level do they become cream pitchers? These pitchers are stately in their largest sizes and as they become smaller they are squater. Their characteristics are tall loop handles and wide downward pouring lips. All have one continuous Canton scene around the pitchers, all have rain cloud borders near the rims and all but one has leaves on the handles (see picture). The bottoms are glazed. Note that there is a ridge line around the pitchers half way to 2/3rds of the way up from the base. The 10 pitchers shown here range in size from 3 1/4 ” tall to 9″ tall and weigh from 8 ounces to over 4 pounds. We picked out 4 pitchers to show closeups.

These pitchers are a very attractive Canton form and the larger sizes command high prices.

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