Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 2 Gallon Jar made and stamped by "Evan R. Jones, Pittston, Pa."
Jones potted in Pittston in the 1870's and 1880's (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 34-37).
The rarity here is the decoration. It is right off Peter Hermann stoneware from Baltimore. Hermann made stoneware from 1850-1872 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 98). I can find no other example of a Jones piece with Hermann decoration.
It appears that when the Hermann pottery shut in 1872, a decorator went north to Pittston to work for Jones. The rarity of this decoration on a Jones piece indicates that the decorator was quickly told to decorate with tulips like everyone else at the Pittston pottery!
This beauty features the pottery stamp with cobalt wash and a Large Brushed Cobalt Quadruple Three-Leaf Clover. The floral has 4 leaves and 4 blossoms with 3 petals each. Stands 10 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. As made. No damage of any kind. A chip inside on the back in the making where the rim slumps from pressure above in the kiln,
We may never seen another example like this.
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