Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Crock made and stamped by "Brady and Ryan, Ellenville, N.Y."
This is the stamp of Samuel Brady and John J. Ryan who ran their pottery in Ellenville from 1878-1897 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware , p. 66).
This beauty features the pottery's stamp and a long-tailed bird pecking corn. The decoration is executed with shiny cobalt. The bird is nicely centered on the crock too. Measures 9 1/4" tall and 10" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. Four minor chips inside the rim (1/8" to 1/4"), six minor chips outside the rim (1/4" to 1/8"), some small chips on the face of the left handle, and a dime-size chip below that handle near the bottom, and a stain on the bottom. No base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
While Brady and Ryan made a lot of chicken pecking corn crocks, I don't ever recall seeing a bird pecking corn crock!