Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this imposing 4 Gallon Stoneware Crock whose decoration indicates that it was made by Cornelius Vaupel of the Williamsburgh area of Brookl on 388 Wallabout St. from 1878 to 1894. His pottery is uncommon and not usually as well decorated as this Crock. See William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 63.
I have a signed Vaupel 4 gallon jar in stock at the moment with this exact decoration:
This beauty features an Imposing 4 Gallon Size, and an Impressive Trumpet Flower! The flower has four leaves and a blossom executed with a slip cup. The blossom has a swirl top and 19 dots on the side, two leaves have two dots each, and the other two leaves have interior stripes and a dotted edge. Measures 11 1/2" tall and 12" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. As made. No damage of any kind. A 6" horizontal surface drying line on the left side at the bottom, and a partial stone ping above the right ear in the making.
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