Antique Rockingham Style Pitcher ~ Jug
Hound Handle, Deer Bear Hound Dog Hunt
Detailed Functional Art Pottery
This slick dark mahagany reddish brown Rockingham Glaze Pitcher or Jug portrays a hunt scene . The handle looks like it might be a wolfhound or a greyhound as do the pictures portrayed on the sides.
I Found what appears to be this same pitcher in The Antique Trader Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide, 2006 page 328. The design motif looks exactly the same from the side shown in the picture as I looked at it with a magnifying glass and the pictures match. If it is this pitcher shown, it is called the Hound Handled Molded Rockingham Pitcher and is dated at 18690 and is thought to be made at the West Troy Factory, Troy New York.
List book value t is $275.00. I am begining the auction of this great old relief molded rockingham pitcher far less than a quarter of that book value.
T is a wooded area or forest with hunting dogs attacking a bear in one scene (looks like a grizzly), and a deer (looks like a stag) in another. I don't think this is an antique pottery such as stoneware, as the piece is not real heavy (weighing just under 2 lbs).
It does appear to be old, but it is unmarked so I cannot verify the maker or date made. I tried to get pictures from all sides, angles for you to decifer. T is some glare so please email me if you have questions. If you know and are willing to share anything about this piece, please do.
It is in excellent condition without chips, cracks, repair, nicks or scratches other than what might be one very small pinprick size skip or flake on the glaze on the embossed picture scene. It is not even noticable but if you look closely, it is on one dog's ear attacking the deer from the right as the pitcher faces to the left.
T are three dogs hunting the deer in that scene & two are coming from the side, and one has the deer by the throat. In the other scene on the other side, which is visable when the pitcher is facing right, t are two hounds attacking the bear, but the bear has wounded one with a swipe of his paw. You are looking at the face of the bear through the brush. It looks like a grizzly to me but I could be wrong. T are also a couple of rabbits scurrying in the woodland at the bottom of the picture. This is a very detailed piece.
T are no major manufacturing flaws that I could see, and I believe it would look great & work well as a functional pitcher in a hunters den or cabin.
Measurements: Height is just under 7" base to top of spout, & 6 1/2" to the dip in the rim from the base; the width is 8" from one side to end of handle
It weighs just under 2 lbs before packaging. With packaging you are looking 4 lbs 2 oz give or take a few ounces either way. It will be packed very carefully and placed in a large box for protection during shipping.
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