Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 8" Stoneware Jar made for "H. F. Behrens, Grocer, 1217 & 1219 Market Street, Wheeling, W. VA. South Branch 3601 Jacob St."
Behrens was a grocery merchant in Wheeling who usually had his stoneware made in SW PA (probably Greensboro).
Dating around 1880, this beauty features a Tooled Rim and 7 LInes of Advertising. The advertising includes reference to their extension grocery store. Stands 8 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. Two 3/8" chips inside the rim. That's it! No outer rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. In the making: three narrow sliver chips on the bottom edge as shown, a 1" firing line (closeup) on the right side bottom, and some mottling in the glaze above it.
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