American Indians were a big part of German popular culture in the eighteenth century through the very early 20th century. They were idealized, romanticized, and made popular by the writings of authors like Karl May. Indeed, there was much to drive the romance from American western stories; the "noble savage" was a real source of fascination for the time. Little was known of the real struggles American Indians faced in early American times. Here we see a pitcher that was made for both domestic and export use dating to the turn of the 20th century. There are similar examples from several manufacturers - we offer this German example and an Austrian one as well. Fascinating! What a great well modeled cabinet piece. Measures 4 and 1/2 inches tall, with no damage, excellent colors, and little wear.
An Excellent Antique German Porcelain American Indian Pitcher Circa 1900