Posted 3 years ago
Here's another of today's prizes from the flea market -- I was happy with this one, even before the free stack of 45 records?!!
One more thing that I didn't originally pick up (though again I did look at and think "pretty...") until after my partner started giving the poor lady a bunch of good-natured grief about a mirror he wanted (which wasn't even in her booth?!) while I *was* wandering around her booth meanwhiles, picking up a handful of other little things. ;-) After a few minutes of that, she turned to me asking if there was anything that *I* was interested in...I pointed at this pitcher, and its price tag suddenly became 8 bucks and change instead of 25 bucks and change... ;-)
It's about 8-1/2" tall, 8-1/2" wide, and 3" thick. Sort of a periwinkle blue glaze on its exterior, and off-white on its inside. Mark on its bottom reads "HALL" in a circle, with "MADE IN U.S.A." beneath.
My first glances at research suggest it was made by the HALL CHINA CO. of Ohio (still in business today?) and is of their "NORA" pattern, probably 1930's-50's vintage. Once I have time to give it a good cleaning, it will probably be returning to is likely intended duty, holding chilled water in my fridge. :-)
If anybody has any further knowledge to share about it, please speak up?!!