AMERICAN ROCKINGHAM-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURAL INKWELLS, LOT OF FOUR, mottled brown, comprising a recumbent dog on an ovoid base with tail wrapped around hind legs, two examples featuring sleeping figures with hats including a girl and a boy, and a flat-toed boot example. Unmarked. Sleeping boy attributed to Larkin Brothers, East Liverpool, OH or Newell, WV. Second half 19th century. 3 5/8" HOA.
Literature: Richmond - Equal in Goodness: Ohio Decorative Arts 1788-1860, sleeping boy p. 75, fig. top right.
Three undamaged; boot having a chip to top edge. Manufacturing flaws including boy and girl with glaze flake to underside, as made.
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From the William D. Annable estate, Oberlin, OH.