Coming to you from Doc's Crccks is this wonderful 3 Gallon Stoneware Flower Pot easily attribute to the Gardner Stoneware Manufactory, Gardner, Maine.
The Gardiner Stoneware Manufactory was run by Charles Swift and William Wood from 1876 to around 1892) (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 38).
This beauty features a Large Size with Rolled Rim, Canted Sides, Attached Saucer, and Four Impressed Flying Eagles Holding a Flag Draped on a Flagpole. This was one of the decorations used by the Gardiner firm. Measures 12 1/2 tall and 12" wide across the top.Th
Very Good Condition. Three small chips inside the rim (1/4" each), and three chips on the top of the saucer (1/8" to 1"). Three surface-only lines: a 2 1/2" "X" under one eagle, a 3" vertical line to the right of another, and a 3" vertical line by one drain opening. Two additional post-production drain openings. No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The white fill in the eagles was added so that they show better. Easily removed if you like.
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