This beautiful piece is dates from 1940-41. It's art deco/industrial design is so noteworthy that it is the collections of several museums, including the Brooklyn Museum. Here's how the museum describes it (in part) ...
MANUFACTURER Hall China Company, 1903-present
- Place Manufactured: East Liverpool, Ohio, United States
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
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Streamlined ceramic 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.