Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Three-headed dog

Miranda sent in this unusual planter. I used to have one back in the days when my husband and I had an antique mall, and we never found out who the maker was so we eventually sold it. Later we found that it might be Weller. I thought I had seen it in one of the books, but we just looked through and it's not in the one we have. However, I was able to find a discussion on an eBay forum that also says it's Weller.

The patent is actually for the shape, not for the pottery piece itself. The patent was in the name of an Arthur Lindwall in 1940, so the piece dates sometime after that. See for patent details.

Link to eBay forum discussing the three-headed dog

Patent for the shape


Anonymous said...

Angie !!
Send me an e-mail ! My son cleaned this thing out and I lost your address.

Anonymous said...

I have an identical three-headed dog, but it is not a planter. It is a statue made from some kind of metal, and is for purely decorative purposes. The same patent number is stamped on the bottom. Have you found out any more information about this piece? I would be very interested to hear about it. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

I have an identical planter. It was in my husband's family and I have had it for about 20 years. I would love to know more about it.

Sheila Mae said...

Does anyone know of different colors that the one pictured. I have one of these but it is yellow.