Yellow Long Neck Bird Planter With 'E' impressed Pottery mark
Yellow Long Neck Bird Planter With 'E' impressed Pottery mark - Inside the Bird-Planter
Yellow Long Neck Bird Planter With 'E' impressed Pottery mark:- My mother passed away about almost two years ago, I am just now getting the willpower to go through her things. She was a collector of everything for 70 years, she never threw anything away.
I found a yellow glazed bird of some sort; it is about 8" tall and 7" long. It has a long neck and a really short beak. The feet and beak on hand painted red. The bird is made to be a planter, I think. It has the opening in it's back.
The inside of the planter has what looks like to be a white raised glossed E. The initials inside of the planter look like JWIC, I'm not really sure. The bottom of the duck has hand marked of SSP or USP. I'm sorry I'm not more helpful, but the bottom of the bird has yellow glaze covering some of the marks.
I would appreciate any help with this one; I don't have a clue about this bird. I've never seen anything like it.
Thanks in advance for your time,
Peter (admin says)
Thanks for posting us this intriguing submission "Yellow Long Neck Bird Planter With 'E' impressed Pottery mark".
Sorry to hear about your Mother. Hope you are feeling better.
I can't make out out head or tail from your photo, so really to be of help we need the ware photo too.
Howerver, Bennington of Vermont, New England did a range called Yellow Ware. I am not sure if this is one such example, but please investigate this possibility.
I don't know too much about Bennington ware apart from the fact that this town was the center for the oldest pottery manufacture in the US, dating from 1793.
Bennington is collectible and expensive. You are talking of hundreds of dollars for a pitcher for example.
As for the marks, I was reading that apparently, some may have numbers, but never the number 13 as this was unlucky.
Bennington Yellow Ware is easily identifiable - it is a browny runny glaze and comes in every type of tableware and decorative ware including animals.
As you included no ware photo, your item cannot be properly identified, unfortunately.
Thanks for your interesting query
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