This pitcher and bowl came from my father’s family homestead… a house and land that had stayed in the family from 1780 until a few years ago. The house was full of family antiques that were immediately sold at auction by the new owner. I bought this pitcher and bowl.
This pitcher and bowl set was made by the Ford City China Company over a hundred years ago in Ford City, Pennsylvania. The company was started in 1898 by John Wick, Jr. and Captain John B. Ford and only existed as the Ford City China Company between the years of 1898 to 1904. It later became part of the Pennsylvania China Company.
The top of the pitcher has a very scalloped edge as well as a highly embossed design. The same embossed design is repeated and expanded on the underside of the bowl.
This pattern is called Wyandotte. It’s a distinctive floral pattern with delicate shading, and it appears on the inside of the bowl and the outside bottom half of the pitcher. The gold leaf design appears on the rim of the bowl and also around the rim of the pitcher.