A taller than average Decorated Toleware Syrup Pitcher, dating c. 1880. The pitcher is taller than most that you see, measuring 5 ½” tall. The tapered body is 2” in diameter at the top and 3 ¾” in diameter at the bottom. The handle is applied and the top and bottom edges are rolled over wire. The jug is decorated green leaf-like decorations on the sides and a band of red swags around the top and yellow or gold vines around the base; there is faint gold decoration on the top and red lines on the handle.
The pitcher is in good condition: there is some minor denting on one side and on the handle, and the paint is worn in places. The decoration, which is probably enhanced by the digital photographs, is faded, but still visible. The interior is painted an interesting salmon color. There are no splits, cracks or breaks in the tin and surface oxidation is at a minimum; the lid closes snugly. Part of a group of decorated toleware items I have in my Ruby Lane Shop. All are from our personal collection.