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.
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
This is hallmarked "Roseville U.S.A. and style number.
There are no chips, no cracks, and no repairs to this item. This item is in excellent condition.
Dimensions: 4 1/2" interior diameter.
Date: circa late 19th early 20th century
Dimensions: 7 3/4" tall, interior diameter is 4 1/2"
Reference: Blue & White Stoneware by Kathryn McNerney, Collector Books, 1996, p.75
Reference : Collectors Encyclopedia of Stangl Artware,Lamps, & birds, Identification and Value by Robert C. Runge Jr. Collectors Books 2002 p. 111--Value $275.00-$300.00
This pattern was product of Harry W. Rhead, and was Roseville's first major success.It has a band cherubs in a wide variety of scenes separated by trees on a light brown background. Several rows of white piping are used to emphasize the rim, base and the band of cherubs. unmarked!
I've seen this piece as high as $295.00.
This item is in excellent condition.