Like many other pottery manufacturers in Ohio, Knowles, Taylor & Knowles began making Rockingham and yellow ware pottery. It wasn’t until nearly eight years later that they began producing ironstone tea sets, dinner services, toilet ware, cooking ware, accessory pieces, and pitchers with Britannia lids. By the end of the nineteenth-century, the company also added the production of hotel china, specialties for hospitals and asylums, and electrical porcelain. This blank water pitcher would have been decorated with gilding, transfer printed images, or a label in the circular space. It was made exclusively for hotels.
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