Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this uncommon 2 Gallon Crock made and stamped by "H. M. Whitman, Havana, N.Y."
This is the work of Henry M. Whitman who potted in Havana only from 1860-1862 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware , p. 72).T
This beauty features the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and a Striking Star Burst with Center Floral. The decoration took considerable time- 56 lines of cobalt! (I must not have enough to do!). All the cobalt is bright and shiny. Measures 8 1/2" tall and 9 3/4" wide across the top.
I found this starburst pattern with center floral on a churn by Whitman that sold in 2014 for $2,300. This decoration was used by Whitman's successor, A. O. Whittemore, and was also used by Thompson Harrington of Lyons (1852-1872) who often replaced the flower with a face.
Excellent Condition. Some faint water glass staining inside from use. That's it! No chips, hairlines, cracks, outer stains, or restoration. A 1/2" chip at the base in the making.
Only one I have ever had to sell with this decoration.
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