Manufactured by Salem China Company (founded in 1898)
Object Place: Salem, Ohio
Overall (with lid): 15.2 x 27.3 x 13.3 cm (6 x 10 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
The 1940s and 1950s (Gallery 336)
“Free form” pattern, white ground speckled with brown, decorated with stick-figure drawings of people and animals in red and brown; bulbous with three rounded feet, a projecting spout, and extruded open handle and a round lid with a curved finial
inscribed in gold paint on base: "free [dot] form / by / Salem [in cursive, surrounded by a circle and above a teacup outline] / U.S.A. / Patented / primitive"
Purchased by donor on eBay January/February/March 2007
Gift of Brett Angell
Reproduced with permission.