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Earthenware tortoise, molded; medium size with bulbous humps on its body decorated overall with brown and yellow mottled head glazes (toroise shell glaze); this is quite possibly a Whieldon piece.
figure- and animal-derived motifs
Paper store label on the underside: Guarenteed genuine/ D.M.+P./Manheim/ Antiques Corp./ 46 East 57th Street/ New York City.
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),
Possibly Wheildon, Thomas (Maker)
Staffordshire, England; England
6 1/2 x 3 1/2 (HxW) (inches)
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little