This large milk or cream pitcher is in the form of a horned cow. This has been represented as Elsie by some but I don’t believe it was initially sold as Elsie. It is a hand painted ceramic with some whimsy in the design. There is a painted robe around the cow’s neck with a yellow bell. It is open at the top and pours out of the open mouth. The handle appears to be the cow’s tail. On the bottom edge there is an original paper label that reads; Japan. The bottom area is deep and I have a feeling this was intended to have a moo box but whether it was ever installed or whether it fell out I do not know. Regardless it is a very fun cow pitcher that I believe is from the 1950’s.
It measures about 7” high at the horns and about 6” from snout to the back of the handle. It is in very good condition with minimal wear. There is a stain on the inside which I have tried to show in the photos. The inside is not highly glazed which is probably why it stained.
The pictures are not shown at actual size. Please refer to the description for actual measurements.
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