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Object ID # 1981.046.002
Object Name Pitcher, Milk
Title German-made Milk Pitcher
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Late 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Germany
Description Squarish-shaped, Germany-made ceramic milk pitcher. The white glazed china body is white in the interior, while the exterior has a has a floral (rose) pattern and pinkish shading. The piece is marked "GERMANY", "12" and "65" on the underside. There is a lot of moulded decor on the exterior in addition to the coloured areas.
Makers mark "GERMANY" and "12" is present in a two-ring, orange-coloured transfer-printed mark. Below it is a moulded (impressed) mark of "65" (likely the mould number).
Provenance Made in Germany and brought to Canada from England (date unknown) by Mr. and Mrs. William Morris. They were in-laws of Dora Morris Vine of Owen Sound, Grey County. Ms. Vine estimated the pitcher to be from the late 19th-century.
Collection Food Service Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/China/Glaze/Paint
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
Function A tableware item, used to hold a quantity of milk on a dining table so that it can be poured into tumblers or mugs.