Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this phenomenal 5 Gallon Cream Pot made and stamped by "Clark & Co., Rochester."
This is the mark of Nathan Clark who founded a pottery in Athens, N.Y. with branches in Lyons, Mount Morris, and Rochester. This is from the Rochester branch that was opened in 1839 and sold to John Burger in 1854 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, 66).
This beauty features the Cream Pot Form with Tall Double Ringed Rim and Rounded Sides, Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and an Exuberant Folk Art Floral! The floral boasts a center heavily-leafed stem, two large blossoms on the left side, and a dangling fruit on the other. The artistic presentation is superb. Stands 15" tall and 12" wide across the top.
One of the best Clark pieces to surface in some time.
Excellent Condition. A cosmetic 3/8" touch up for what may have been a surface stone ping on one leaf in the making as shown. No chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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