Bailey Walker Vitreous China Pitcher - City of Cleveland circa 1930's with Floral Band
I don't think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There's roasted meat and mashed potatoes. Being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot... Chef Michael Symon
Specializing in dishware for restaurants, hotels and special organizations Bailey-Walker China Company produced high-quality vitreous dishware that stood up to active use in busy environments. Founded in Bedford, Ohio in the early 1920's by Albert Walker and Henry Bailey, the Bailey Walker China Company quickly established a name for themselves serving the dishware needs for the hospitality industry. Throughout six decades and several name changes, the pottery continued to build their client base in all sectors of the food and dining industries up until Bailey Walker closed in the early 1980's.
This pitcher featured here bears the original company logo which means it was made between 1923-1942. Stamped "Property of the City of Cleveland", it was most likely made for a government-run institution, such as a city cafeteria, hospital or school. Now a very rare find, the exact pattern name has yet to be determined, but further research continues.
- Floral band featuring pear blossoms with ripe fruit
- Colors include periwinkle blue, raspberry, butter yellow, black and pine green
- Stripe detailing on handle
- Stamped with makers mark on bottom
- Made of durable, thick vitreous china (similar to ironstone)
In beautiful condition. The colors are bright, the design crisp and clear, and it is chip and crack free. There are some very light tea stain spots on the inside of the pitcher and one under-the-glaze crack which causes absolutely no hindrance to the function of the pitcher.
Measures 6" inches (height) x 6" inches (width - handle to spout)
Perfect for active use as originally intended, this pitcher also makes a beautiful holder for cut flowers, kitchen utensils, pantry items or flatware. Its bright white color makes it an easily matched companion for your summer whites collection.