Here's The Story . . .
We bought this gorgeous pitcher at an antique shoppe close to Columbus, Ohio. There were dozens of similar pitchers, but this one called to me. It stood out. Although it's not exactly haunted, it witnessed some incredible history.
It's important to note that we can't verify everything that follows, but we have verified much of it.
The pitcher was created by a company called KT&K in 1855. It was bought by Wilbur and Orville Wright's mother, Susan Koerner, in her mid 20s before she married. She was visiting a friend in Ohio (she lived in Indiana at the time). While they were shopping, she found the pitcher and, like me, couldn't resist buying it. (She also bought the matching chamber pot we have listed.)
She used the pitcher daily and kept it through many changes in her life. Both joyous and tragic times, marrying, moving to another state, having children, and finally death. After her death, her daughter, Katharine, took the pitcher and kept it close.
Katharine was very close to her brothers, Orville and Wilbur. With her outgoing personality, she became an instant celebrity after accompanying them to Europe. Neither brother married, so there were no wives to look after them. Katharine took over the household duties upon her mother's death and helped her brothers with everything - personally and professionally. Wilbur passed away in his 40s leaving Katharine and Orville. Orville increasingly became more dependent on Katharine. But Katharine had a secret. She rekindled an old romance and found herself deeply in love with an old college sweetheart. And when he proposed, she accepted and moved out of state. Orville never forgave her for marrying and moving away, and he cut all contact with her. This broke her heart, and she never recovered. She tried several times to reconcile with her beloved brother, but he refused. Two years after she married, she contracted pneumonia. Her final wish was granted when Orville appeared at her bedside before she died. She was 54 years old.
The pitcher was used by her mother for its intended purpose. Katharine, though, used it for hold her thoughts, hopes, dreams, and sadness. She wrote things on paper and put them in the pitcher. It was a way for her to stay close to her mother. Every day, it reminded her. Her last wish was to reconcile with her brother, and she did.
We don't believe the pitcher is haunted or charmed, but it does have an energy to it. The energy is positive and light. It will brighten any room it's in or any soul it touches. But don't expect ghostly or paranormal activity from this piece. It's enchanted with beauty and history.
It's a sturdy, full-size pitcher normally used for washing in the 19th century. Absolutely gorgeous! It's in very good to excellent condition for its age, but it's not perfect. Please look at the pictures carefully. According to our research, it was created by KT&T in Ohio in 1855. It's made of ironstone and trimmed and designed in 24K gold. We can't verify that for certain but our research points to that being the case (99 percent certain). We will wrap is very well for shipment.
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Beautiful Antique Pitcher 24k Gold Trim and Design. Very Rich, Intriguing History. Belonged To The Wright Bros. Mother & Sister.
Here's The Story . . .