A similar item sold at Bonhams Auction a few years ago.
Blanc de Chine ( white from China ) porcelain is usually associated with Dehua kilns. She was made from a mold, not on a potter's wheel. Incised and applied decorations were added by skilled artisans and the wares are fired at the highest possible temperature. The clay itself is quite unusual, having very little iron oxide in it, which allows for the unusual pure color. The shiny wet looking glaze melded to the porcelain makes it so appealing.
She is 18” tall. The base is 4 ½” inn diameter. From elbow to elbow it is 5”.
The cooler measures 17 1/2" including the lid. The outside diameter is 12". This crock, stoneware ice water cooler weighs in at a hefty 41 pounds.
The blue paint is still very vibrant. The gasket around the spigot should be replaced because it has some dry rot. Overall condition is excellent except for one 2 1/4" exterior craze line near the top.
Sculptor: Fulgencio Garcia
Height: 11 1/2"
Width: 6 "
This item is in excellent condition without a box.
Dimensions (approximate) : 11" tall, base is 3 1/2" in diameter, & the flared opening is about 5 1/2". The throat is much is approximately 1 3/4"
American Rockingham, the ware for which Bennington, Vermont became famous in the mid 19th century, is English in origin and name for the Marquis of Rockingham, whose works at Swinton produced a ware similar brownish color. The pottery itself is cream colored or yellow ware that is dipped in or spattered with a brown glaze before firing.
Condition: excellent in as found condition. There are no chips, no cracks and no repairs to this item.
Dimensions: Body is 8" tall. Pulled spout is 10" tall (2" more than body). Interior diameter is 4 1/2".
Hallmark: impressed star
Reference: Abingdon Pottery Artware, 1934-1950 Stepchild of the Great Depression by Joe Paradis, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1997 pages 63, 38