Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this early 2 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "I. M. Mead, Portage Co., Ohio."
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 handle terminals as well. Stands 12" tall.
Very Gooda Condition. A flat 1" chip on top of the rim in the back, five small chips around the outside of the rim that are not in the making and glazed over (1/8" to 1/2"), and some light staining from use. No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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