Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 4 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "A. Griffith."
This is the mark of Abraham Griffith who made pottery in Hopewell Village, Hopewell Township, Muskingham County, Ohio from the 1840's to 1860 (James L. Murphy's Checklist of 19th Century Bluebird Potters and Potteries in Muskingum County, Ohio, pp. 224-225).
This piece came from James Murphy's private collection.
This beauty features a Tooled Rim, Ovoid Form, Large Handles, and the Pottery Stamp. Stands 14 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Six chips outside the rim (1/4" to 3/4"), a 1/4" chip under the left handle, chipping along the underside of the right handle, and a 1 1/4" chip on the bottom of the left side. No inner rim base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Out-of-round in the making.
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