This lovely Griffin, Smith & Hill American ETRUSCAN Sunflower pattern lidded syrup pitcher dates to the last quarter of the 19th Century. The pitcher is decorated with a large sunflower on both the front and back with a lavender-pink pebble textured background. Two brown painted narrow side panels divide the front and back designs and match the ribbed band around the neck, the paneled lower base and the handle. The pewter top has an engraved decorative band around the collar and opens with thumb press. Pitcher is marked with the Griffin, Smith & Hill incised Etruscan stamp used from 1879-1889. Also marked "E 23" and "N". This syrup pitcher is illustrated with a blue background on page 63 of the book "Majolica Pottery" First Edition by Mariann K. Marks. It is also illustrated on page 52 of the book "Majolica" by Mike Schneider.
Dimensions: 8 1/2" high, 4 1/4" wide (at widest part above base) with the opening being 2 1/8". Weighs 1.1 pounds.
Condition: Syrup pitcher is in excellent Estate condition including the pewter top. There is one color/glaze skip on the flat part of the bottom from production. It's difficult to find these syrup pitchers with vivid colors in excellent condition especially the pewter lids which generally deteriorate with use, however, this one has it all. You will absolutely love it!
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