Dale & Davis 1880s Ceramic Planter Urn, Prospect Hill Trenton
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Historically significant, this late 1800's antique white ironstone urn (or planter) was made by the Prospect Hill Pottery Company of Trenton, Mercer County, New Jersey, which was operated by Dale & Davis. On the bottom, in black, under the glaze: Dale & Davis, Ironstone China, Lion and Unicorn backstamp, the mark measures 1.45" x 1.10"
Rare 19th century Victorian Period urn: Lion and Unicorn mark is shown in "Lehner's Encyclopedia of U.S. Marks on Pottery, Porcelain, and Clay" (p. 359); and includes the following description and photo:
"Prospect Hill Pottery. Trenton, New Jersey. Was operated by Dale and Davis in Trenton, New Jersey, from 1880 until 1894 or 1895 making decorated semi-porcelain and white granite dinnerware according to Barber. [...] The early marks in Barber for the Prospect Hill Pottery involve the names Dale and Davis. Davis, working alone, had exhibited white granite and decorated crockery in Philadelphia in 1876..."
SPECS: Base is 7.65" diameter, max diameter is approx 10.5". Height is 12.5" tall, and this piece of pottery weighs in at 10 lb 2 oz (4592 g). Even crazing all over, inside and out. There are three hairlines (coins are shown for scale) the largest is approx 2" long and spans the inside/outside across the rim. There is a small chip missing on the base, approx .3" x .15. There are two dark marks on the outside. Some glazing "stones" here and there.