This presentation pitcher was made by the Anchor Pottery Company of Trenton, New Jersey in the 19th century.
Hot pink with loads of gilding. A tankard shape with prominent relief molded anchors, roping, and a rope form handle. The anchors have areas of both matte and burnished gilding.
Ornate square cartouche for presentation with name "James McManes" in elaborate lettering.
There is an example of this pitcher in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Printed mark on bottom "Royal Ironstone China/Anchor Pottery" with British royal arms.
A very showy and unusual piece of American pottery.
Size: Approximately 9 7/8" high, 7 1/4" bottom diameter.
Condition: Excellent. Some wear to gilding along bottom and handle. Overall glaze crazing
Note that I try to be conservative about condition descriptions, carefully noting any flaws. Of course, with antique items, there will be some signs of usage, and/or manufacturing defects. But overall, my customers have always been pleasantly surprised upon receiving their items, and of course, returns are no problem if I happen to miss anything.
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