Skip Navigation

Refrigerator Pitcher with Lid

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Decorative Art, 4th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
DATES 1940–1941
DIMENSIONS 9 1/2 × 4 × 8 in. (24.1 × 10.2 × 20.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Printed on underside of base: "MADE EXCLUSIVELY FOR / WESTINGHOUSE / BY / The Hall China Co. / MADE IN U.S.A." Impressed on base: "Y2"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Gift of Paul F. Walter
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Refrigerator ceramic earthenware pitcher (a) with fitted lid (b); cobalt blue body, vitreous glaze. The pitcher is an elongated oval in plan and a round-edged rectangle in elevation, raised on narrower oval base. Handle cut into body of the pitcher. Three grooves run horizontally around body of pitcher at bottom; similar grooves run vertically up side with handle, over top, and around lid. Conforming lid fits flush into top of pitcher. CONDITION: Minor scratches from use; imperfections in glaze; otherwise good.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Decorative Art, 4th Floor
CAPTION Hall China Company (1903–2020). Refrigerator Pitcher with Lid, 1940–1941. Earthenware, 9 1/2 × 4 × 8 in. (24.1 × 10.2 × 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Paul F. Walter, 85.158.1a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 85.158.1a-b_mark_bw.jpg)
IMAGE mark, 85.158.1a-b_mark_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form (charges apply). For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch. For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright. If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.