This early Crooksville shape is very similar to Homer Laughlin's Hudson shape. The fancy handle is high arching and gives the appearance of being segmented. The gilded trim on the handle is shiny and reflective with some wear. A more narrow band of gold trims the scalloped upper and lower edges. A band of flowers (that look like Poinsettias) also in gold encircle the mid-line of the pitcher. A raised pattern of beading decorates both the upper and lower edges of the paneled body.
The pitcher was most likely intended as a creamer though large enough to hold an extra cup of milk or syrup. On close inspection there is a chip (as shown in the photo) on the upper rim. There is minimal wear to the gold, occasional crazing, and a light pink stain on the inside bottom.
A Crooksville China; "Made in U.S.A" mark is found on the bottom.
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