Item 2779

 

Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Crock made by "Murta & Sons, Stoneware Manufaturers, Beaver, Beaver Co., PA".

 

Henry Murta made stoneware in Beaver from the 1870's into the 1880's.  He was a small operation employing only 4 men part time according to the 1880 census (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, p. 137).

 

This beauty features a Very Strong and Complete Stenciled Advertising Label in 6 Lines.  The cobalt and the crispness of the stencil have few rivals.  Measures 9 1/4" tall and 9" wide across the top.  

 

Excellent Condition.  A surface-only 1 1/2" line at the rim on the right side, and some staining on the right side and back from use.  That's it!  No rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.

 

I think this is only the second Murta crock that I have ever had to offer.  They had very small production numbers. 

 

Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE

Murta & Sons, Beaver, Pennsylvania Stoneware 2 Gallon Crock

$650.00Price

    Doc's Crocks

    340 N. Countryside Drive,

    Ashland, Ohio 44805

    duanefwatson@docscrocks.com

    419-651-9965

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