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I have a corn pitcher that was handed down to me. It was my

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I have a corn pitcher that was handed down to me. It was my great great grandmothers. The only marking it has is the number 52 stamped on the bottom. Any idea what it is worth
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


May I please know how tall is this pitcher?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
12 in.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here are a couple of pics
Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for the additional information. Please allow me some time to write your assessment, I will post it here when complete.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your patience.

You have a circa 1900 majolica pitcher which is glazed earthenware in the form of an ear of corn in the husk that was made by Brush McCoy Cusick.

This was a popular theme and there are variants of this theme of corn pitchers, with different shaped handles and overall form.

Here is a link for you to a match to your pitcher that sold for $29.95:

Here is another match, also with 52 at the bottom that sold for $60:

Here is a 7.5” tall match that sold for $21 that is marked with the maker name Cusick along with the number 52.

On today’s market, expect to garner $60 - $100 at auction for a 12” version of this corn pitcher. The suggested insurance or replacement value is $250.


Expert:  Nora replied 1 year ago.


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