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Object Name: Pitcher
Date: 1850-1880
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Medium: Porcelain
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 8.9 x 9.5 x 7 cm )
Place made: United States, Bennington
Description: Molded parian ware pitcher with pattern of vertical beaded stripes and ovals, which each have a dot of blue enamel at the center.
Credit Line: Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number: INV.13636
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Marks: written: on adhesive collector's label attached to bottom of the pitcher: "268/Amer"

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The United States Pottery Company (1847 - 1858) produced ornamental objects including yellow ware with Rockingham and flint enamel glazes, agate and granite wares, porcelain and parian. Technically innovative, the United States Pottery Company gained national prominence when its wares were featured in the 1853 Crystal Palace Exhibition in New York City. This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.