Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 1 Gallon Cream Pot that reads, "From J. Littell, Greensboro, PA."
This is the work of Johnson Littell, a former tavern owner who made pottery in Greensboro, PA in the 1860's and 1870's. His output was small and his pieces are hard to find (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, p. 158).
This beauty features a Top and Bottom Stripe that Frame the Company Advertising Flanked by Tulips on the Top and Underscored by a Row of Vining. Warm gray glaze and dark cobalt freehand decoration. Measures 8 3/4" tall and 8 1/4" wide across the top.
If I recall correctly, this piece was purchased online by a friend of mine about 15 years ago and it came out of Louisiana. It had been transported there on the Mississippi about the time of the Civil War as was much of the production of Greensboro potteries.
Excellent Condition. As made. No damage of any kind. Some spaulding on the right side in the making.
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