Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this monumental 3 Gallon Oyster Jug made and stamped by "B. G. Chace & Co., Providence, R.I."
This is the stamp of Benjamin G. Chace who ran a pottery in Providence from 1882 to 1885. He also made pottery previously in Somerset, Massachusets (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 51 and 56).
Most interesting is that this jug has a Norton of Worcester, Massachusett swirl floral. Obviously Chace hired a decorator that had previously worked at the Norton Pottery. (I have sold a Chace jug from Providence with a Norton parrot decoration).
This beauty features the Oyster Jug Form, Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Large Cobalt Swirl Floral that is 10" from top to bottom. Lots of dots and strong cobalt. Stands 15 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Some chipping inside the spout, a 3/8" flake on top of the spout, a 1 1/2" line from the rim by the handle that is partly in the making (closeup), a 3/8" chip on the handle, and a couple very small stains and some crazing on the back. No base chips, cracks, or restoration.
At the time of this listing, I also have a 1 gallon oyster jar by this maker: https://www.docscrocks.com/product-page/b-g-chace-providence-rhode-island-stoneware-decorated-oyster-jug
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