Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 3 Gallon Jar attributed to John Greenland of Connellsville, Pennsylvania.
John Greenland made stoneware in Connellsville in the 1850's and 1860's. He was the older brother of Norval Greenland who made pottery in Uniontown in the 1860's (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 162-63).
Dating around 1860, this beauty features a Semi-Squared Rim, Molded Handles with Raised Terminals accented in Cobalt, Inscribed Shoulder, a Large Tulip on the front and a Small Plant on the back. The decoration is brushed generously with a wide brush in dark cobalt. Stands 12" tall.
Good Condition. Chipping along the front edge of the left handle, and a 1/2" chip at the base below it. A hairline running to the left of the tulip as a 7" vertical line below the handle to the base (closeup 1) that crosses the base near the edge on the left side and comes up as an 8" horizontal line near the base in the back (closeup 2). Very solid. Faint spider line to the right of the plant on the back. No rim chips, stains, or restoration.
A similar three gallon jar with three tulips on one side and no decoration on the other, and similar apologies sold in the fall of 2020 for $2760 (pictured above).
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