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"Hercules" refrigerator pitcher

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Tall molded pitcher, executed in a streamline design, is narrowly elliptical in section. Enclosed within its rounded, rectangular silhouette is a hollow handle that is integral to the vessel. Three horizontal indentations near base and a set-in foot are additional design elements. Removable...

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Inscription

None.

Marks

Stamped in black ink on unglazed base: "MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR / WESTINGHOUSE / BY / The Hall China Co. / MADE IN U. S. A."

Provenance

Purchased by the donor on October 21, 2001 from Troy E. McHenry Co., Ltd., Auctioneers, of Cincinnati, Ohio; to MFA, 2001, gift of Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward.

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara McLean Ward and Gerald W. R. Ward

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.

1939–50

Object Place

East Liverpool, Ohio

Catalogue Raisonné

V&A10

Dimensions

23.5 x 17.8 x 8.9 cm (9 1/4 x 7 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2001.823a-b

Medium or Technique

Porcelaneous stoneware

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Stoneware