Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this most unusual 6 1/2" Wax Sealer stamped "Oak-Dale, O."
According to the noted stoneware historian, James Murphy, this jar is very likely the work of Thomas Williams, a farmer/potter on National Road in Falls Township, Muskingham, Ohio whose farm was called "Oakdale" (James L. Murphy's Checklist of 19th Century Bluebird Potters and Potteries in Muskingum County, Ohio, pp. 446).
In fact, this jar comes from the collection of James Murphy through Garth's Auction House where I purchased it years ago.
Update: a bowl has just surfaced with the impression, "T. Williams, Oakdale, O." that confirms Murphy's attribution. See the last two pictures above. A thank you to John and Margie Bartley for the picture.
This beauty features a show 6 1/2" Wax Sealer Form with the Name of William's Farm Impressed on the Rim.
Excellent Condition. Small nibbles on the inner rim and inside the top rim (3/16" to pinhead-size), and a 3/16" surface-only ping line outside the rim. That's it! No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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