Outer finish is without glaze, other than the sponge-applied cats paw design. Inside of pitcher is richly glazed in dark brown. The bottom of the pitcher is marked with an astonishingly low, original price of 35 cents! The height is approximately 7-1/4 and the measurement across the base is 3-3/4.This piece remains in incredibly good condition for the age, with only a tiny chip on the underside of the handle, but no cracks. There are some surface scuffs which I did not attempt to clean up. It is a fine piece of vintage pottery and displays beautifully.
I love this piece for its origin and age mostly, but also because I love cats and this design is so appealing to me, with the cat-paw-sponge design so clearly and carefully applied that there is no mistaking the makers intent. Please view the pictures and see for yourself! The item "Authentic Kentucky Cats Paw Stoneware Pitcher Bell City Pottery Handmade Pre1940" is in sale since Monday, January 11, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
The seller is "regsm_4878" and is located in Benton, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.