7" by 9" watercolor from the private collection of M. Gates and shown here  with his permission.  It is believed that this is scene from the Gates Pottery Company in Chicago, Illinois. 
William Day Gates founded the American Terra Cotta Company and the Gates Pottery Company.  He introduced the Teco Pottery line in the late 1800s, and pieces of Teco pottery continue to be very collectible.
        
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