Rare Rockingham Hanging Planter Inscribed "George Godfrey," Norton Family, Bennington, Vermont

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 94

Price Realized: $120.00

($100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Rockingham-Glazed Hanging Flowerpot, Inscribed "George Godfrey," Bennington, VT origin, circa 1875, molded, stepped form with rounded rim, drain hole in base, and original chain for hanging, the surface covered in a mottled brown glaze. Interior incised "George Godfrey," the brother of Frederick Godfrey, the latter a well-documented Bennington potter. (The Godfreys were brothers-in-law of Luman P. Norton, their sister Alice being his wife.) An E & L P Norton maker's stamp, also stamped "F. GODFREY," was sold in Crocker Farm's July 20, 2018 auction, lot 10. Four cracks to base area, emanating from drain hole. Old plaster fill covering drain hole on interior. The large size of the drain hole suggests there may have originally been a finial on the bottom of the flowerpot. Missing one nail, which holds one length of chain in place at the flowerpot's rim. Dimensions: 9 1/4" x 5 1/4".




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