Description : An antique slip-glazed stoneware Chicken Feeder or Poultry Fountain dated 1885, probably WR & Co. Molded cylindrical form with recessed feeding area and two rear legs to provide a slight angle toward the open end. Covered in a rich brown Albany Slip glaze. Outer Rim is embossed: PAT, D APR 7 1885 (Note: the D is spelled backwards). Inner concave surface with and embossed Chicken Figure above FOUNTAIN.
Background : This appears to be J. Cooks Drinking Fountain for Poultry that was patented on April 7, 1885 Pat.
See Internet for further information. Condition : Very Good overall with tremendous Folk Art appeal.
A true marriage of Form & Function. Minor imperfections are noted below. Outer Rim with a few nicks and shallow flakes that have been touched up. Embossed Chicken and the word FOUNTAIN both have some imperfections in-the-making. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy.
See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures approximately 6L with a 4-7/8 diameter.
Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Chicken Waterer Feeder Poultry Fountain Crock Dated Apr 7 1885" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Farm & Countryside\Chickens". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped to United States.