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image of Pitcher Pitcher
Rendered by Samuel W. Ford (artist), 1935/1942
watercolor, gouache, and pen and ink on paper
overall: 32.1 x 25.6 cm (12 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 11 1/2" high; 8 1/2" wide; 5 3/4" wide (base); handle: 8" long
Index of American Design
1943.8.6177
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From the Tour: Pottery from the Index of American Design
Object 13 of 17

Among the many unusual animal and Toby forms designed by Daniel Greatbach, pitchers of this type, with its handle in the shape of a hound, were very popular. Hound-handled pitchers are often identified with the Bennington, Vermont, potteries, but they were, in fact, produced by many others as well. This pitcher was probably made in Ohio, for it has the crisp shape, precise relief-molded decoration, and overall brown-orange glaze characteristically produced by the potteries of the Ohio River Valley.

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