Rare signed and dated hound handled Salamander Pottery presentation pitcher. The work done at the Salamander works was superier much attention and skill was applied to their early pieces. Signed; Salamander Works Woodbridge NJ Oct 20th 1843. Over 8 inches tall in perfect condition. These pieces are rarely signed
Brickmakers lived in Woodbridge as early as 1670, but it wasn’t until 1816 that the first clay export from Woodbridge was recorded. In 1825 Salamander Works was established on Rahway Avenue by Gage Inslee and Rene ardassus. It made stoneware and firebrick and produced one of the most noted stoneware patterns in the eastern part of the state. In 1845, William H. Berry opened a brick-making operation; the superb quality of the Berry brick gained nationwide attention.