Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 3 Gallon Jar made and stamped by E. Selby & Co., Hudson, N.Y."
This is the work of Edward Selby who worked in Hudson from around 1845 to 1850, possibly in partnership with Louis Lehman or William Reidinger of Poughkeepsie (William C. Kethum, Jr., Potters and Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900, pp. 112-113).
I believe this is the first Selby piece I have ever had to sell.
Dating well before the Civil War, this beauty features an Unusual Jar Form (Selby usually made ovoid pieces), the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Folky Double Tulip. The tulips have four base leaves, two oval dotted leaves, stems with three more leaves, and blossoms with 7 petals. Stands 13" tall.
Excellent Condition. Small nibbles around the seating ring inside, a 1/2" chip inside the rim and a 7/8" chip outside the rim in the back, and two chips on the underside at the edge (1/4", 1"). No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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