Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare Three Gallon Decorated Ovoid Jar.
It is attributed to Capt. James Morgan of Cheesequate, New Jersey who ran a pottery in the late 18th and early 19th centuries (M. Lelyn Branin, The Early Makers of Handcrafted Earthenware and Stoneware in Central and Southern New Jersey, pp. 33-38.
Dating to the late 18th century, this beauty features an Ovoid Form with Flared Rim, Heavily Tooled Shoulder and Footer, and Open Handles. A cobalt stripe decorated the shoulder and a fancy drape and tassel decoration adorns the shoulder on both sides, with additional loops under both handles. A gorgeous early piece of American Stoneware. Stands 12" tall.
Very Good Condition. A chip inside the rim (3/8") and a dozen small chips outside the rim (1/8" to 1/4"), some chips on the bottom of the footer, and some crazing lines from age near the bottom (closeup). No hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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