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 Connecticut's celebrated "Charter Oak," a pre-revolutionary symbol of American independence. According to legend, in 1687, Connecticut's 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

1852-1858