"I guess my point is that it looks more like an "unfinished" version of the other signature. Perhaps, he signed them and then created a stamp? Either way, I see the same strokes used in both initials. IMHO"
"There are many "stamped" pieces from various artists that seemed to work for the Ohio companies. I have to question the first initial on your piece, however. Noticing how large the M is in the last name, it seems like the…"
"Thank you for your response. The 1st pic of the 3 is the one I found too and the second pic is definately like mine in the writing except mine has an H in front of the Morfoot. Do you think mine could be dated in the late 1800's because of the…"
"The center jar has your signature on it.
The largest employers in Muskingum County, Ohio, are retail establishments, with manufacturing businesses a close second. The most important industry in the county during the second half of the nineteenth…"
This stoneware crock jar is signed H. Morfoot and actually signed into the clay, the only other ones I have been able to find to compare to are Jacob Morfoot not signed but impressed stamped. Anyone have any knowledge of these? See More
"Yes, I noticed the lack of venting in the base also, though I would be likely to use hot rocks as well. I see no point in adding mess to the bed sheets.
I assume coals were simply accessible to more people than suitable rocks safe for heating…"
"The difference between yours, Michael, and the one Jesi is inquiring about, appears to be the fact that your example has a solid bottom. The other had a pierced underside, as well. The concept being that hot rocks were used instead of…"
"I found this bed warmer online, very similar to your bed warmer.
Maker: ENGLISH - PEERAGE
Peerage Bed Warmer - Great shape for its age, Size is 23 inchesOverall Length and Bowl is 5 x 7 x 1½ Inches"