Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Little 1 Gallon Preserve Jar marked "Cortland."
This is the work of Madison Woodruff who ran the pottery in Cortland from 1849-1885 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 71).
This beauty sports the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and a Freehand Flower with Four Petals with Inner Squiggles, with Additional Tendrils Separating the Petals. All the decoration is executed with a slip cup. Stands 9 1/4" tall.
Good Condition. Chips around the inner rim where a lid would sit, a 1" hairline at the rim stopping at the shoulder (closeup 1), and a 4" vertical in-body hairline on the left side with some surface-only craze lines beside it (closeup 2). No outer rim or base chips, stains, or restoration.
A very appealing Woodruff jar that will brighten most any shelf in your display!
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