Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 Gallon Tall Jar made and stamped for "H. C. Smith, Alexa, D.C."
This is the mark of the merchant Hugh C. Smith of Alexandria, Virginia. At this time of 1830 to about 1850, his pottery was made at his Wilkes Street Pottery under his ownership (1830-1833) and then by B. C. Milburn of Alexandria (1833 to about 1850) who bought the pottery from Smith's father in 1833 (See Eddie Wilder, Alexandria, Virginia Pottery 1792-1876, pp. 91, 125-178). This exhibits a later form associated with Milburn.
This beauty features a Clear Pottery Stamp with a Garland of Leaves and 3 Tulips Around the Middle. Rolled rim and tall, stately form. A fine example of the Alexandrian floral motif. Stands 10 1/4" tall.
Very Good Condition. A chip on the rim on the right side (1 1/4") and a nibble on the base (1/8"). No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Kiln touch on the left side in the making.
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