Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "J. Beannge 1837."
This is the work of J. Bennage (jar has a misspelling) who potted in the mid to late 1830's (F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 61-62).
This example comes from the collection of James Murphy.
This beauty features an Early Ovoid Form and Dated Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash. A very early piece of Ohio history. Stands 12 1/4" tall.
Good Condition. Glaze wear around the inner rim where a lid would sit and inside the top rim, seven chips outside the rim (1/4" to 1"), a surface spider on the back to the left by the handle, a 6" tight hairline on the back turning into faint lines on the base (closeup), and some surface crazing from age. Chips on the bottom edge in the making and glazed over.
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