Very rare, circa the late 1940s, left handled miniature pitcher by Royal Hickman. Labeled, Royal Hickman Florida Pottery of Florida Clay, it measures approximately three and one-half inches tall by three inches wide, and is in excellent, never used vintage condition with normal crazing for its age.
*annotated on the bottom in pencil; Dad 1950.
First, as a metal sculptor and potter in California, then on to Illinois, Royal Hickman worked for Haeger until 1944 but continued to contribute additional designs to the firm during the 1950s on a freelance basis. He operated art pottery studios in Tennessee and Florida in the '40s and '50s. Hickman also designed crystal animal figurines for the Heisey Glass Company.
From the Estate of Florida Artist Roddy Reed
Royal Hickman Florida Miniature Yellow Pitcher