Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 1/2 Gallon Ovoid Cream Pot made and stamped by A. E. Smith & Sons, Manufacturers, 38 Peck Slip, N.Y."
This is the mark of Asa Smith and his sons who worked in Norwalk, Connecticut from 1849 to the early 1860's when Asa left the business. During this time they had a wholesale outliet in New York City for which this piece was destined ( William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 58-60).
This beauty features the Pottery Stamp (not complete) and a Folk Art Tulip in Strong Cobalt Blue Applied with a Brush. The tulip has a huge blossom with 78 petals. Measures 9 1/2" tall 8 1/2" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. A surface-only crow's foot to the right of the decoration (closeup). That's it! No chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A 2" surface drying line inside in the making.
Double-boxed, insured, and FREE