Near to my favorite pitcher in this Show, this old beauty defines warmth and charm: rich, rich patina from handling and from living many years in Teal’s kitchen; leans and leans as if bent by nourishing families; deep black curving, moving designs giving the pitcher an organic feel; some surface rubs in the designs from much, much handling from ethnographic use, Teal’s own handling as she moved this pitcher to stage her pastels or just handling because it’s downright irresistible. Even it’s size (a full 9 1/2″ tall, largest pitcher in the show).

Coupled with the p-11-49, the two leaning pitchers are a joy displayed together.

Condition: Excellent and unrestored; patina that can be felt.

Provenance: The Collection of Teal McKibben