Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 4 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 Ovoid Form, Pottery Stamp, Freehand Capacity Number, and a Brushed Cobalt Tulip. The "drooping" tulip has 6 leaves and a blossom with 6 petals. Stands 14 1/4" tall.
As you know, ovoid jars in this large 4 gallon size are not common.
Excellent Condition. The lid has some exfoliation on top and a 3/8" chip on the edge. The jar has two adjacent 1/2" chips inside the rim, a 1 1/4" chip on the back of the rim, two narrow chips on the base (5/8", 1" partly in the making), and a faint glaze-only line by the stem of the tulip. That's it! No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Exceptionally clean. The lid
Lots going for this piece: desired early ovoid form, uncommon size, ample decoration, great condition, and a lid!
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