Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this fantastic 4 Gallon Stoneware Jar made and stamped by "Hamilton, Greensboro, PA."
This is the work of William "Leet" Hamilton who first ran the pottery in Greensboro with his more famous brother, James (c. 1850), and then independently from 1857-1865. The brothers came from Beaver, Pennsylvania, so their stoneware has characteristics of Beaver and Greensboro stoneware (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 155-56).
This beauty features a Finely Potted Form with Tooled Rim, Ridged Center, Grooved Handles, and the Best Feature of All- A Large Undulating Vine in Freehand Cobalt Across the Front. The vine has two fuchsia and one tulip- must be a new species! Additional cobalt in a freehand capacity number with side dashes at the base. The pottery stamp is on the back. Stands 15 1/4" tall.
This piece was in my collection many years ago and I am glad to be able to offer it to you once more.
Excellent Condition. Some water glass staining inside and a bit outside on the back. A 1/4" shallow chip on the right handle and a minor 1/2" ping line at the base. That's it! No rim chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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