Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this very early 2 Gallon Ovoid Crock.
After considerabie searching and consultation, I am attributing this jar to Captan Thomas Howe and Nathan Clark who worked together in Athens, New York from 1805 to 1813. (William C. Ketchum, Jr., Potters and Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900, 2nd ed., pp. 134-135).
Dating around 1810, this beauty features an Ovoid Form with 1" Rim, Tooled Shoulder, and the early "Fishscale" Decoration on one side and a Fancy Knot on the Other. Additional cobalt accent at the handle terminals. Stands 11 1/4" tall.
Very Good Condition. Three chips on the rim (1/2", 3/4", 1"), and a ping below one handle creating a "spider" three legs (2", 2", 4") (closeup). No base chips, stains, or restoration.
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