Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 4 Gallon Crock from Southwestern Pennsylvania.
This piece exhibits the light gray clay found in the glacial deposit near Greensboro and New Geneva, Pennsylvania that was used from around 1860 to 1870.
Dating around 1865, this beauty features Freehand Decoration. The top stripe gives way to a large undulating vine and then to the "3" capacity number flanked by stripes. Extra cobalt was daubed on the handle terminals. Very nice contrast! Measures 11 1/2" tall and 10 1/2" wide across the top.
Good Condition. A 3/4" chip inside the rim, a 1/2" chip on the back of left handle, a very faint 4" hairline from the rim to the incised band left of front center, a 4" vertical in-body glaze-only line to the left of the capacity number (where the dark spot is), and some stains inside and out. No base chips or restoration.
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