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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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Object Name
date made
1890-c. 1910
place made
United States: Ohio, East Liverpool
Physical Description
white (overall color)
ceramic (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in x 7 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 13.335 cm x 19.685 cm
overall: 7 5/8 in x 7 9/16 in x 5 1/4 in; 19.3675 cm x 19.20875 cm x 13.335 cm
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accession number
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Credit Line
Jack F. Gates Clarke
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Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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