Old Santa Clara pitchers are among the hardest to acquire. They seem to not have been made in any quantity at any time and likely were mostly considered to be utilitarian rather than art market ware. So possibly, they were used and then “recycled” as they disintegrated over time; thus creating the cause for their rarity today. This is a delightful example, elegant and highly polished all over. There is a sharp mid-body break flexure leading downward to the pedestal base. While this flexure adds a formal presence to the pitcher, the slight downward lean on the spout side lends a homemade charm to this delightful example.

Condition: Excellent, original and unrestored.