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AT & SF Railway pitcher

AT & SF Railway pitcher
Creator: International Silver Company
Date: between 1890 and 1920
Silver-plated pitcher made by the International Silver Company for the Dining Car Service of the Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway Company.

Cream pitcher

Cream pitcher
Date: between 1870 and 1875
Majolica cream pitcher. Low relief stag on one side and stag with doe on other side. Originally belonged to Francis Luvinia Foster (1850-1889) about the time of her marriage to James Hastings Wallace (1837-1913) in 1875. The family lived in Mission Creek, Nebraska. When the family moved from there to Sterling, Kansas, their daughter Ora Ross Wallace (1878-1960) carried the pitcher on her lap in the wagon to protect it.


Date: between 1827 and 1833
White ceramic ironstone pitcher with a green transfer-printed design overall featuring hand-tinted red, blue, and yellow flowers. The design is very similar to Spode pattern B173. The pitcher was owned by the Page family from North Topeka. Thomas Page immigrated from Dunshalt, Scotland, in 1866 and moved to Topeka in 1871. He owned the Mid-Continent Mill steel roller mill. The pitcher was donated by his daughter, Euphemia B. Page.

Rookwood pitcher

Rookwood pitcher
Creator: Rookwood Pottery Company.
Date: 1882
Rookwood Pottery pitcher with Japanese-inspired bird decorations by Albert R. Valentien. The base of the pitcher is marked with an anchor, the initials "A.R.V.", "Rookwood 1882 R", and "182-1". The Rookwood Pottery Company was founded in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1880 by Maria Longsworth Nichols. Albert R. Valentien joined the company's newly-organized Decorating Department in 1881, becoming its first full-time decorator.

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