This beautiful antique stoneware pitcher was made by the Ohio based Roseville Pottery Company just after the turn of the century. The exterior of the jug known as "The Bridge" features a bucolic country scene with an embossed fence, trees and two stone bridges with water flowing beneath them. The decorative elements of the pitcher have been highlighted in shades of blue and green with hints of red on a creamy yellow background.
As is typical of antique Roseville, this pitcher is unmarked and likely bore a paper label when first produced. It stands 5.75" tall, 4.5" across the mouth and 7" from the tip of its spout to the outside edge of the handle. The piece does not have any cracks or repairs, but does have extensive age related crazing and staining. There are also some minor chips and glaze skips present. As seen in the accompanying photos, these imperfections enhance the authenitc antique appearance of the pitcher and add visual interest to the piece. Per the estate, this piece dates to the 1910's.
This highly collectible pitcher displays beautifully and would be a terrific addition to a collection of antique stoneware. A great conversation piece!
Antique Roseville Pottery Stoneware Pitcher The Bridge