Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Jar attributed to R. J. Grier of Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Ralph Grier and family ran a pottery in Mount Jordan, Chester County, Pennsylvania from the 1840's to 1910 (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 12-13).
Dating to the 1870's, this beauty features a Carefully Tooled Rim to Allow a Covering to be Tied Over the Top and Under the Rim, and Four Brushed Cobalt Leaves in the Distinctive Grier Style. His flowers have the base leaves, squared leaves on the stem, and teh flower with three petals, the middle one of which is longer. Stands 11 3/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. An inconquential small glaze-only 2" Y on the bottom. That's it! No rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A few chips on the rim in the making and glazed over.
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