Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this mysterious 2 Gallon Ovoid Jug signed in sgraffito, "Benjamin Greene."
Circa 1850, the jug was made in the Akron, Ohio area. The flower is very similar to that used by Sawyer and Smith of Akron. Benjamin Greene was perhaps a potter for this pottery, had his own pottery, or is a merchant who commissioned the jug. Current research on Ohio pottery does not mention him- yet.
This beauty features the early Ovoid Form, Gray Salt Glaze, Heavy Ohio Clay Constuction, a Brushed Cobalt Flower, and the Incised Signature. The flower has two dotted leaves, and a blossom with 8 petals and a squiggly center stamin. Stands 13 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. A couple 1/8" nibbles on the spout. That's it! No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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