The glaze on this California Pottery little black hen planter by Marston has been applied so that each feather is carefully defined by the deeper black in all of the indentations on the body. Her small wattle and comb are cold-painted red, and her face, beak, and feet are yellow. The base is a smooth green with her yellow-orange feet on each side.
This little planter measures 4-1/2 inches long by 2-1/2 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches tall.
The bottom is inscribed with a handwritten "Marston California."
Made circa the 1950s, there are no chips or cracks. Some of the red color is worn away and the inside has the stains of former plants.