Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this splendiferous 1 Gallon Jar made and stamped by "Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, PA."
This is the mark of John Wallace Cowden and Isaac Wilcox who ran the pottery in Harrisburg with this stamp from 1863 to 1880 (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners , pp. 55-58).
Thus beauty features a Sweet Little 1 Gallon Size, the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and A Bouquet of Three Irises. The blossoms have two dangling petals and a center one with frilled edge-- all gathered in the arms of welcoming leaves. The decoration is executed with strong and shiny cobalt. Stands 9 7/8" tall.
Excellent Condition. Very minor nibbles on the inner rim where a lid would sit, a 1/2" surface ping line on the rim by the left handle, two minor chips on the left handle (1/8", 1/4"), and a 3/4" chip on the bottom edge, No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
A Cowden and Wilcox preserve jar with very unusual and eye-pleasing decoration.
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