Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this early 4 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "J. Bennage & J. A Sutherland, Springfield, Portage County, Ohio."
This is the work of J. Bennage and James A. Sutherland who partnered in stoneware manufacture in the mid to late 1830's (F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 61-62).
This beauty features an Early Ovoid Form with Tall Rim, the Capacity Number on the Rim, the Pottery Stamp in Four LInes of Impressed on the Shoulder with Cobalt Wash, and Cobalt Accent at the Front of the Handle Terminals. Stands 15" tall.
Fair to Good Condition. A series of small chips inside the rim, four chips outside the rim (1/2" to 1 1/2"), a 1" line from the rim to the left handle, and an "X" shaped crack on the bottom that comes up the right side in three places (2", 3" and 7"-- closeup). Solid, but wounded.
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