Water pitcher. Relief molded stoneware, stained blue. Footed pear-shaped body with overall molded pattern of anthemion scrolls and leafy ornaments alternating with satyr masks, and grapevines around the top. The interior has a clear glaze. The figure on the handle is Pan (he has pointed ears and is holding pipes). The handle terminal has molded acanthus leaves. Impressed mark "3" on the underside. Probably made in England, but versions of this pitcher were also made at the Jersey City Pottery in New Jersey.
|Acquisition||Gift of Lucy Taylor Mersereau|
|Ownership and History||
Pitchers of this type were used in a bar to mix water with whiskey.
This pitcher descended in the Bedell family of Greenridge, Staten Island. It was donated to the Staten Island Historical Society in 1938 by Lucy O. (Taylor) Mersereau.
|Lexicon Sub-category||Food Service T&E|
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