This lovely Griffin, Smith & Hill American ETRUSCAN Bamboo pattern lidded syrup pitcher dates to the last quarter of the 19th Century. The syrup pitcher is decorated with alternating vertical panels of pink and teal (blue/green) with tall green leaves on each bordered with butter-yellow bamboo decorated columns and matching handle with a brown rope band around the top and bottom of pitcher. The pewter top has an engraved decorative band around the collar and opens at thumb press. Pitcher is marked with the Griffin, Smith & Hill incised Etruscan stamp used from 1879-1889. Also marked "E 22". This syrup pitcher is illustrated on page 64 of the book "Majolica Pottery" First Edition by Mariann K. Marks. It is also illustrated on page 54 of the book "Majolica" by Mike Schneider.
Dimensions: 7 3/4" high, 4 1/8" wide (from flat side to flat side of base) with the opening being 2 1/8". Weighs 1.2 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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