Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 4 Gallon Churn made and stamped by "G. Baird."
This is the mark of George Baird who made pottery in Springfield Township, Ohio in the mid-19th century. He was married to the daughter of Fitch Purdy of the Purdy family of potters. (Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 26-27).
Dating the the mid-19th century, this beauty features the churn form, tooled rim, pottery stamp washed in cobalt, and cobalt splashes on the handle terminals. Stands 15 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. A couple minor nibbles inside, surface age lines below the left handle, and some light staining. No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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