McCoy Pitcher Green Grapes Pattern Tall Tankard Shape
This 1920's pitcher by McCoy Pottery was made with Roseville, Ohio stoneware clay and glazed in a beautiful green inside and out, except for the foot rim. The sturdy tankard shape, pointed pulled spout and thick handle all add to the great look and the glaze is fresh and glossy. While pitchers like this one saw hard use at the table, this example is in wonderful condition, with no cracks, no chips and the minimal crazing concentrated mostly on the bottom. The embossed grapes and grapes leaves decorations are enhanced by the beading, incised lines and raised bark design. It's unmarked but documented in a McCoy Pottery Collector's Book by Sharon and Bob Huxford.
The pitcher measures 8 1/2 inches tall with a bottom diameter of about 5 inches and a 5 1/2 inch mouth from the edge to the peak of the spout. It weighs a little over 3 pounds and makes the perfect vase for a bunch of flowers and a terrific piece for a McCoy Pottery collection.