Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this monumental 6 Gallon Crock made and stamped by "Burger & Co., Rochester, N.Y."
This is the mark of John Burger, Jr. who ran the family's pottery under this stamp from 1877-1879 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 74).
This beauty sports a Large Size, the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and an Elaborate Daisy and Tulip Executed with a Slip Cup. The floral has five leaves accented with edge stripes, a center stem of 5 more leaves, a large open daisy with 9 petals with edge accents and a checkboard center, and a tulip with 3 petals of which the outer two are checkboard and the middle one is striped. Measures 14" tall and 13" wide across the top.
Very Good Condition. A narrow 1/4" chip inside the rim, a fine 2" hairline from the rim to the handle (closeup 1), a 1" chip on both handles, a surface-only vertical craze line behind the right handle (3 1/2") (closeup 2), some glaze flakes at the bottom of the left side (closeup 3), and some small stains from use. No outer rim or base chips or restoration.
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