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I was given this jug by my mother who has owned it for 20 or more years. I have researched the Rothmans. The only Janet Rothman items I have found are plates. Her husband did more unique pottery. I was baffled by the signature on the jug. It appears to have the authentic Rothwoman signature, but what can the "I (heart) Rothwoman" signature mean? Is it possible her husband made the pottery for Janet to paint? Any input would be most welcome. attached are more photos. Patti
Thanks very much for your input but the signature says Rothwoman. From what I was able to research, Janet and Jerry Rothman were both potters. She signed her pieces Rothwoman instead of Rothman. I have enclosed a signature from the bottom of a Rothwoman plate that's for sale on ebay. The of painting on the pieces is the same. Unless someone is really good at duplicating her work, the signatures are the same as well. Of four signatures I've seen on plates for sale they are all not exactly alike but all have the same pattern. One even has a heart that looks very close to the same as the one on the Rothwoman plate for sale. I looked at Howard Ruthman's pottery and it isn't anything like Janet Rothman's, but again, I appreciate that you took the time to respond.
One more of a Rothwoman plate