With its asymmetric hawthorn branches, twig handle, and mottled exterior, this 5.25 inch pitcher is handsome indeed. Made by Griffen, Smith, & Hill of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania this American milk pitcher is part of the "Etruscan" collection. The pattern is referred to as "Thorn" on pages 156-57 of the reference book, "Majolica, A Complete History and Illustrated Survey", by Karmason and Stacke. The pattern is also referred to as "Hawthorn." This pitcher has a pink interior with a spot of the gray glaze in the bottom. There is also a bit of crackling on the bottom interior edge. On the bottom of the pitcher is the GSM logo with a ring around it reading "Etruscan Majolica" and the pattern E16. The opening is 2.5 inches the shortest way and 3.5 inches the longest way. From tip of handle to tip of spout is 5.75 inches.
Antique Griffen, Smith, & Hill Etruscan Majolica Milk Pitcher, Hawthorn (Thorn)
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