This is a really nice large Watt Pottery ice bucket in the Rooster pattern. The bucket is a yellow color and is hand decorated with a red and black rooster and green leaves. It is not marked.
It has a small chip and some rough spots on the underside of the rim. The bucket has some small chips on the bottom rim and a flake in the glaze near the rooster’s tail. Overall the bucket is really quite nice and would make a nice addition to a collection or a great decorative item for the kitchen.
The bucket measures approximately 5 3/4” in height and 7 1/2” in diameter. The lid measures approximately 8” in diameter The height from the bottom of the bucket to the top of the finial is 7”.
Watt Pottery started business during 1922 when family member purchased the Globe pottery in Crooksville, Ohio. They initially produced stoneware jars, jugs, milk pans, mixing bowls, churns, preserve jars and chicken waterers, Their early pieces were marked with their Trademark Acorn. During 1935 the company discontinued making these items and began focusing on hand decorated kitchen and ovenware items such as banded and decorated mixing bowls, spaghetti bowls, canisters,covered casseroles, nappies, cookie jars, ice buckets, pitchers, handled French casseroles, bean pots, salad sets and dog dishes. Buff colored pieces were hand decorated with bold brush strokes of red and green. Sadly, the Watt Pottery was destroyed by fire October 4, 1965.
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Watt Pottery Large Rooster Pattern Ice Bucket with Lid