Jerry Beaumont started his own studio pottery in 1979 in Maine. His brother Roger joined him and they opened Beaumont Brothers Stoneware, Inc. in 1988 in Crooksville, Ohio. Known as Beaumont Brothers Pottery, they made salt-glazed stoneware like these charming small figurines. Each of them is incised on the bottom with the mark "BBP" and the year it was made. We didn't have enough room to show photos of the bottoms of the bear and the Santa--let us know if you want to see them and we'll send them.
The set of five consists of: ...the Belsnickel-type Santa, carrying a pack on his shoulder, 4 inches tall and dated 1993 ...the recumbent lamb, 3 inches tall to top of head, 3 1/4 inches long nose to tail and dated 1994 ...the 3 inch tall sitting bunny, dated 1995 ...the standing Teddy bear, 43 3/8 inches tall and dated 1995 ...the turkey, the most difficult to find of the group. It's 3 5/8 inches tall and dated 1794 (presumably meant to be 1994)
Each of the pieces is hand decorated in cobalt. Each is in excellent condition, the bottom of the turkey having a small chip right by the number 4 (pictured). These figurines make wonderful individual gifts or give them to yourself for an instant collection.
>>>The word Belsnickel is a form of "Pelz Nichol," which translated means "Nicholas in furs."