So I held the pitcher in my hand as I wandered the yard inspecting other items strewn about. I loved the bright red accents, the undamaged relief and the shimmery golden bell. Heck, I couldn't buy a new pitcher for $10, so I gave in.
While I definitely didn't buy the vessel because I thought it was a collectible, I later discovered that it actually was. What the seller told me was Borden's Elsie the Cow actually came from the Old MacDonald Collection made by Regal China in the 1950s.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter