Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this rare Blue and Gray Jar made for "Bayle's Ocean Tid-Bits, St. Louis."
It was made between 1890 and 1907 by the Whites Pottery Of Utica, N.Y. A similar one is featured in Christopher Bensch, The Blue and the Gray: Oneida County Stoneware , p. 34.
This beauty features a diamond pattern for a background which sports a Banner with the Advertising on the Front and Waves of the Sea Around the Bottom. The Lid Repeats the Sea Motif and a Serpent with Human Face Provides the Handle! Cobalt accents on all the embossed decoration. The base stands 5 3/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. The base has staining and crazing inside and six small chips inside the rim (1/8" to 1/4"). No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. The lid has two minor 1/8" nibbles on the underside of the outer edge.
As you know, a very hard jar to find!
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