KTK are the initials of the Knowles, Taylor & Knowles Company of East Liverpool, Ohio, founded by Isaac W. Knowles in 1853. The company made many types of utilitarian wares, hotel china, and dinner-wares. The company merged with American Ceramic Corporation in 1928. It closed in 1934.
This lovely ironstone milk pitcher, circa late 1870's, is the moss rose pattern which was extremely popular during the Victorian era and produced by many companies of that period. The transfer design is sharp and the shades of pink, green and medium brown are vivid with gold rim and decoration on the handle. The pitcher measures 6 1/2" in height and 7" from spout-to-handle. Stamped with the 'Eagle within a star' mark and 'Iron Stone China - Knowles, Taylor and Knowles', circa 1879. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some very minor gold wear.