Mauve Ball Tilt Ice Lip Pottery Pitcher This is a lovely vintage ice lip round ball (or tilt) pitcher with a beautiful mauve blue glaze. The pitcher measures 7" tall and 8 1/2" from handle to spout. The lipped spout was designed to keep ice cubes from falling into drinking glasses. The glaze on the pitcher is even, shiny and bright. The pitcher is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or crazing. There are some production flaws: glaze pops and clay scrap on interior. Excellent condition for its age.
Pitchers like these were made in the 1930s and 1940s by potters like Bauer, Homer Laughlin, McCoy, and Hall. This pitcher is not marked, but does have a glazed bottom with bisque foot. I can't identify the specific manufacturer. But the mauve blue color was a typical Homer Laughlin glaze. Classic deco form, this pitcher is a beautiful example of an early-century ball/tilt pitcher and would be a great addition to your vintage pottery collection!