Pitcher

American
1949–50
Designed by Russel Wright (American, 1904–1976)


Object Place: East Liverpool, Ohio

Dimensions

H. 7 in.; Diameter base: 3 1/2 in.; Diameter overall: 6 3/4 in.

Accession Number

2002.401.1

Medium or Technique

White stoneware with gray glaze

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Stoneware

Biomorphic, spherical form of pitcher, with broad, flat handle that extends in an arc close to the vessel body and widens as it attaches seamlessly to rim. Downturned, trefid shape of spout is also biomorphic in shape.

Markings

Molded into form is the maker's mark "STERLING CHINA" in sans serif letters, and below in script "Russel / Wright."

Provenance

The donor's grandfather, Glayde Coleman, worked at the Sterling China factory, and probably acquired the pitcher and plate while employed by the company; to his son, Andrew J. Coleman, and his wife, Dorothy Smith Coleman, m. about 1936; to Elizabeth Anne Coleman; to MFA 2002, gift of Elizabeth Anne Coleman.

Credit Line

Gift of Elizabeth Ann Coleman

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.