This brown Monmouth pottery pitcher has a nice rich brown hard glaze stoneware look. It has rings throughout the whole outside finish. It is 4 ¼ inches tall and the opening is 4 inches from the spout to the opposite side. It would be great for syrup or buttermilk. It has a 3 ¼ inch handle. It is marked with the small raised maple leaf mark and has a faint m letter. The Monmouth Pottery Company was founded in Monmouth, Illinois in 1892. Monmouth Potter Company was purchased in 1906 and became a part of the Western Stoneware Company. This mark was used in the 1920’s to 1930’s and discontinued about that time. The base has an unglazed ring on the outside of the base. The brown pottery finish does have a couple of spots under the glaze that are cream colored dots and there is a bit of rough unglazed cream part in the inside of the pitcher lip. Under the spout and down the handle side there is a line of ribbing going vertically which is about ¼ inch in size. The inside is solid hard glaze with no ribs. Shipping weight is 2 pounds. This is a piece that would work well in a cabin kitchen or a kitchen where pottery is king.
Brown ribbed Monmouth Pottery Company Pitcher w/maple leaf mark