Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this splendid 2 Gallon Crock made and stamped by "N. A. White & Son, Utica, N.Y."
This is a work of Nicholas White and his sons, William and Charles, who ran the family pottery from 1865-1886 (William Ketchum, American Stoneware, pp. 69-70).
Dating about 1870, this beauty features the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and a Paddletail Bird on an Orchid Branch. The bird is nicely centered on the crock and is executed in bright and shiny cobalt. The orchid branch has two shadowed leaves. A nice small size crock with this classic decoration. Measures 9" tall and 10 1/2" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. Some water glass rings near the top inside, a 3/8" chip and short vertical line on the left handle, and an old inventory number on the bottom. That's it! No body chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Some glaze bubbles on the back of the bird's head and some cobalt run above the bird in the making.
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