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Pottery: pitcher

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  • This miniature pitcher with handle was made by Walter B. Stephen of Pisgah Forest Pottery in 1947. It is finished with a turquoise glaze on the outside and rose/peach on the inside. The pitcher is stamped on the bottom with the cameo of a potter and "PISGAH FOREST 194_". Stephen made a new marking plate every year from 1927-1954, so that the gradual development of Pisgah Forest Pottery can be charted over time. Walter Benjamin Stephen (1875-1961) also known as W.B. Stephen, founded Pisgah Forest Pottery around 1926 in Arden, North Carolina. Stephen's pottery was known for its unusual shapes and unique glazes, such as this turquoise glaze. Stephen's pottery was known for its unusual shapes and unique glazes.