Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Master Ink Bottle made and stamped on the bottom by "E. H. Merrill Co., Akron, Ohio.
This is the mark of E. H. Merrill, one of Ohio's earliest potters who worked in Springfield Township and Middlebury, Ohio in the 1830's to 1850's (F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 30-33).
This beauty features the a Ringed Shoulder, and Impressed Base. Stands 9" tall.
Excellent Condition. A single pinhead-size nibble on the spout. That's it! No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains or restoration. Two 1/4" kiln touches on the shoulder in the making.
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