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#661 - U983 - "Bennington Threadless" - Mottled "Rockingham" Glaze.

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#661        U983       Unmarked.       Mottled brown and tan "Rockingham" glaze.      "Bennington Threadless."

We have confirmed three of these to exist, two owned privately and one in a museum.  Similar in overall contours to the somewhat larger U-982, except this one has attractive panels on the outer area.

Beautiful "Rockingham" glaze exhibits nicely defined contrast between the dark brown and cream colors.  This type glaze was used on various utilitarian and decorative products in the middle 1800's.

Believed to have been produced by the United States Pottery Company in Bennington, Vermont during the 1850's.  Various threadless insulator types were made at the United States Pottery, including the more widely known "Elliott flint" examples, most often encountered in the "horned" U-980 design and the "hat" shaped U-981.

A rare and historical item, this remains one of the most desirable porcelain insulators to acquire.

Pinkie nail chip on the dome and a smaller base flake, both visible in the first image.  Second image shows a lower skirt chip and two areas of surface loss on the reverse.

Dick Bowman collection.