A pitcher with a handle in the form an oak tree bough its branches extending to form the lip of the vessel and foliage filled with oak leafs and acorns spreading across the vessel The pitcher commemorates Connecticuts celebrated Charter Oak a pre revolutionary symbol of American independence According to legend in 1687 Connecticuts Royal Charter of 1662 was hidden in hollow within the tree to prevent its confiscation by the English governor general

“Charter Oak” Pitcher

United States Pottery Company