AMERICAN ROCKINGHAM-GLAZED POTTERY ANIMAL MOTIF JUGS / PITCHERS, LOT OF SEVEN, each mottled brown with embossed images, comprising one E. & W. Bennett, Baltimore, MD attributed example featuring herons to each side, a boar head below spout, and a molded branch handle encircled by a snake, and six examples depicting hanging game including rabbits, birds, and deer including two examples with molded acorn thumb rest. E. & W. Bennett, Baltimore, MD; and others. Second half 19th century. 7 3/4" to 11 1/4" HOA.
Literature: Heron example parallels Hunter (ed.) - Ceramics in America 2003, p. 31, fig. 8 - "Highlights in the Development of the Rockingham and Yellow Ware Industry in the United States - A Brief Review with Representative Examples", by Arthur F. Goldberg.
Heron example undamaged; three hanging game examples with flake to spout; one hanging game example with minor chip to rim interior; two hanging game examples with some professional restoration including one with restoration to areas on spout and rim and one having restoration to area on foot.
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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.