Pitcher

Date: ca. 1850 - 1865

This pitcher has a simple, useful form; it can hold one gallon of liquid.  The firm called Carver and Wightman was located along railroad tracks just north of Piccadilly Street in Edinburg, Virginia.  Hiram Carver and William Wightman were from Newville, Pennsylvania.  They both moved to the Valley in 1843.  Hiram Carver was a cabinetmaker, and William Wightman was a merchant.  They became business partners in 1850.  They then employed potters to produce ceramic products under the firm’s name.  John George Schweinfurt was one of the potters they employed.  The partnership of Carver & Wi

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Medium: Stoneware, with salt glaze and cobalt

Inscriptions: Stamped “CARVER & WIGHTMAN / EDINBURG / Va.”

Dimensions: H: 11 1/4 x W: 8 1/2 x D: 5 in.

Place: Edinburg, Virginia

Accession: 2000.0006

Collection: Shenandoah Valley Collection

Category: Ceramics - Stoneware

Tags: Blue , Gray , Salt , Glaze

Purchased in 2000.