Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful Three Gallon Crock made and embossed Hubbell & Chesebro, Geddes, N.Y."
This is the mark of Charles E. Hubbell and Dennison Chesebro who worked together in Geddes (Syracuse) New York from 1867-1887 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 70).
Dating around 1880, this beauty features a Nicely Potted Form with Wider Base than Top, the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Freehand Floral in Vibrant Cobalt Blue. The flower has 8 leaves and an oval blossom with 6 petals, dotted center, and curly stamin. Measures 10 3/4" tall and wide.
Excellent Condition. A shallow scratch to the right of the decoration, and few tiny stains on the back. That's it! No chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A small stone ping in the farthest right leaf in the making.
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