Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 3 Gallon Stoneware Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "N. Clark & Co., Lyons."
This is the work of Nathan Clark who ran a satellite pottery in Lyons from 1822 to 1852 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 66, 73).
Dating arould 1830, this beauty sports an Early Extremely Ovoid Form, Pottery Stamp, Freehand Capacity Number, and a Brushed Cobalt Tulip. The "drooping" tulip has 9 leaves and a blossom with 6 petals. Measures 12 3/4" tall and 10 1/4" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. A few minor 1/8" or less nibbles and a shallow 1" chip on the outside of the rim (the latter is partly in making), a 1/4" chip on the right handle, some narrow chips around the base (partly in the making), and some wear to the decoration. No inner rim chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Exceptionally clean glaze for a jar this old.
Lots going for this piece: uncommon mark, desired early ovoid form, and ample decoration.
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