Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 2 Gallon Jar made in SW Pennsylvania.
The decoration is typical of pottery made at the Boughner Pottery in Greensboro from the 1850's into the 1860's (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 151-155).
Dating about 1860, this jar features an Undulating Vine Across the Front with a Tulip on the Top and a Fuchsia on the Bottom (New species!). The decoration fills the front of the jar with the powerful cobalt blue we appreciate! Stands 12 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. A 1 1/2" chip on the back at the bottom and four other narrow chips along the bottom edge (1/4", 1/2", 1/2", 1 1/2"). That's it! No rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Some other minor roughness on the bottom edge in the making.
A freehand decorated jar from the early days of pottery in Greensboro.