Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this rare 2 Gallon Semi-Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "G. B. Fraser, West-Troy, N.Y."
This is the work of George B. Fraser who is well-known for working in West Troy with a partner, Nathan Porter, from 1846 to 1863 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 68).
Their long partnership was interrupted in July 1852 when Porter left for California, possibly to participate in the California Gold Rush. He was back in 1853. Apparently in the gap George Fraser made pieces like this one under his own name. They are uncommon, if not rare (William Ketchum, Jr., Potters and Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900, 2nd edition, pp. 210-212, 217-218)
This beauty features a Semi-Ovoid Form with Inscribed Neck and Tall Rim, and the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash. Stands 11" tall.
Excellent Condition. A single 1/8" nibble on the rim. No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. An X drying line on the bottom in the making and glazed over mostly visible inside.
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