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England or United States



7 in x 6-3/4 in x 4-3/4 in


Brown-glazed yellow earthenware (Rockingham ware)

Credit Line

Historic Odessa Foundation, anonymous gift

Accession Number


Condition Notes

Some of the glaze has abraded from one side of the spout.  The rim has a few minor flakes.


This slip-cast pitcher, covered in a mottled brown glaze, was widely known “Rockingham ware” in its time, a name that acknowledged the Rockingham Pottery in England where such wares were first produced.  The name "Bennington pottery" is popular in the antiques marketplace, but contrary to many claims, most of the pottery was not made in the pottery in that Vermont city.

This pitcher is part of a large body with “hound handles,” although this handle exhibits only the barest outline of the hound’s head and has no definition of its body.  The rest of the decoration is much more fully molded.  “Father wind,” a widespread image, is under the spout. Each side displays a partridge and foliage above a running hare .  The hare faces left in each side, but the partridge faces the pitcher handle in both.