The pitcher was purchased in the 1960s by Ted and Carole Haywood (Yankee Smuggler Antiques, New Hampshire) at Hummers, an indoor flea market/shop near Renniger in Adamstown, Pennsylvania. It was sold to Mark Brightman, an antique dealer and redware collector, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, about 1980. It was then sold to Lewis Scranton of Killingworth, Connecticut, another antique dealer and redware collector about 1985. Later sold to Jim Burk of Washington Boro, Pennsylvania, who purchased it in 2004. In about 2005 it was given to Samuel Herrup Antiques on consignment, who offered it to the Museum.