Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 4 Gallon Ovoid Jar whose decoration indicates it was made by Moses and William Porter of Luthersburg, PA.
The Porter's made stoneware in Luthersburg from 1853 into the 1870's. You can see their wares with this distinctive decoration in Phil Schaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners (pp. 111-113). I have attached a picture of one of those pages. Shaltenbrand writes, "Extant objects from Luthersburg are so rare it is difficult to know exactly what types of ware were made at the pottery" (p. 113). Well, we now know they made a 4 gallon jar!
This beauty features an Early Ovoid Form with the Porter's Distinctive Squared Handles and Leaning Freehand Tulip. Stands 14" tall.
Excellent Condition. A narrow 1/4" chip on the right handle, and three flat chips on the base and underside edge (1/2" to 1"). No rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The right side is slightly slumped and there are some fine bubbles in the glaze on the front- all in the making.
Only the second Porter that I have ever had to sell.
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