Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Gorgeous 2 Gallon Stoneware Preserve Jar made and stamped "Lyons" Twice.
This is likely the work of Thompson Harrington who ran the pottery in Lyons from 1852 to 1872 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp 73-74).
This beauty features a Carefully Tooled Rim, Double Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, Freehand Capacity Number, and a Large Double Chrysanthemum Decoration. The decoration is executed with wide brushstrokes of strong and shiny cobalt, and includes 5 leaves and 2 blossoms with 9 petals each. Stands 12" tall.
Excellent Condition. Minor nibbles around the inner rim where a lid would sit, and a 2" oval chip on the underside near the edge in the back that does not show when the crock is seated. No outer rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A little melted piece of iron below the right flower in the making.
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