Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this stunning 1 1/2 Gallon Stoneware Pitcher 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 Semi-Squared Rim, Tall Inscribed Neck, Inscribed Shoulder, Bulbous Body, Semi-Squared Footer, and Generous Brushed Cobalt Decoration. Each side of the spout is adorned with a graduated leaf, and each side of the neck sports two leaves. Two large tulips grace the front and side, each with two bunches of leaves and a blossom with three petals. An additional leaf on each side of the body near the handle. The handle itself boasts cobalt accents at the terminals. All the cobalt is bright and shiny. Stands 12" tall.
Excellent Condition. A shallow 1/2" ping line on the top of the rim on the left side near the handle, a 1/4" chip on the base of the rim near the handle in the back, and a faint line across the handle with 1/2" surface line below on the right edge (closeup). Some very light staining on the lower half. No inner rim or base chips, body hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A 1/2" piece of clay by the top of the right side of the handle and a kiln touch below it in the making.
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