Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this early 1 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "I. M. Mead."
This is the mark of Ira Mead, one of Ohio's earliest potters who worked in Portage County, Ohio in the 1830's to 1850's (See F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 27-29).
Made around 1840, this jar has an Early Ovoid Form with the Pottery Stamp Accented in Cobalt. Cobalt accent on the front of the handle terminals as well. Stands 9 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. A flat 7/8" chip on the outride of the rim in front of the right handle. That's it! No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A 3/8" void on the left side to the left of the handle where straw burned away in the making.
A cute and early Ohio ovoid jar.
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