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  • Item 9579


    This is the mark of Solomon Purdy who came to Ohio in 1812 and made pottery in Zanesville before moving to Mogadore in Portage County in the 1830's to make pottery. He ran the pottery until 1840 when he turned it over to his son, Henry.


    Now the jar is also stamped ZOAR.  The Zoarites were a German religious community that came to Tuscarawas County in the early 19th century.  Apparently Solomon Purdy was hired to make pottery for the community.  A few flowerpots and jugs bear the stamp of "Zoar" on one side "S. Purdy" on the other.  This jar form with the address for Purdy and both stamps on the same side of the pot is not found in the literature  (F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, p. 15, 17-27).


    This beauty features the Ovoid Form, Inscribed Shoulder, Applied Handles with Cobalt Accent, and the Double Zoar and Purdy Stamps Washed in Cobalt.  Stands 10" tall.


    Excellent Condition.  A couple nibbles and four small chips on the rim (under 1/2).  That's it!  No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.  


    Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE

    Rare S. Purdy, Ohio Stoneware Ovoid Jar made for Zoar, Ohio #9579

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