Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 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, his son Asa, and Howard Hobart who worked in Norwalk, Connecticut from about 1849 to the early 1860's, and in the latter part of that period sold stoneware in New York City with this mark (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 58-60).
This beauty features the Early Ovoid Form, Pottery Stamp, and a Double Tulip. Measures 10 1/4" tall and 9 1/2" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. Six small chips inside the rim (1/8" to 3/4'), a 3/8" chip on the left handle, and a small stain in the back. That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.