Usually when you find these, they are Mexican or Native American, but this vintage pottery two spout Wedding pitcher is a rare find! it has a strong Pennsylvania Dutch influence with folk art characters painted on it.
A wedding pitcher or jug was designed for the bride and groom to drink out of at the same time at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony, tilting it sideways so it can be drunk simultaneously, assuring a happy and fertile union.
This pitcher stands 6-1/2" tall, and is 12" around the widest part. A creamy off white, it features a blond maiden in navy and burgundy dress and apron, her husband with navy overalls and yellow hat, holding a pitch fork, a little chicken is on the side of the woman, and little apples ? perhaps next to him. The spouts each have a letter on them.. one has a "V", the other an "O" and both have stoppers, which is also rare.
The back has a single flower, also a Penn Dutch style, a tulip in maroon with a curved stem, little green leaves and yellow ferns, the entire scene, front and back appear to be hand painted.
An absolutely beautiful piece with no flaws! the cork of the stopper on the "V" side is stuck in the spout, looks to be easily removed, but will leave that to you.
It has three tiny "feet" on the bottom, and is unmarked. Perhaps Shawnee, but I cant be sure. Truly a beautiful piece to display, fun to use and a wonderful conversation piece.