"Hercules" refrigerator pitcher

1940–1941
Possibly designed by J. Palin Thorley (American (born in England), 1892–1987), Distributed by Westinghouse Electric Company (American)


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 with "Cobalt" blue glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Stoneware

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 triangular lid is bezel-set. Cobalt blue glaze.

Inscription

None.

Markings

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.