Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous Blue and White Stoneware Spongeware Pitcher in the Girl and Dog Pattern.
As you know, this pitcher is rare in the more typical blue and white, but even rarer in the spongeware. Taylor and Lowrance in Salt Glaze Stoneware call the spongeware version "one degree beyond extremely rare" (p. 42).
Dating to the early 20th century, this beauty features an Oval Medallion on Each Side that Hosts a Young Girl Feeding Her Dog as he Rears up on his Hind Legs. The sponging is controlled, profuse, and in dark cobalt-- just the way we all like it! Stands 8 3/4" tall.
Exceptional Condition. As made. No damage of any kind. A small 1/2" salt drip on the bottom border in the making.
Here is a pitcher that makes a visual statement!