Coning to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare Salt Glaze Stoneware 6 Gallon Churn made in Red Wing, Minnesota.
This beauty features the Churn Form, Freehand Capacity Number with Cat's Whiskers, and the Butterfly on a Flower Decoration. This decoation is rarely found on a churn and this one is spectacular! The butterfly has accents around the center of each wing and swirls around the tips. Well-executed in strong cobalt blue. Stands 17 1/2" tall.
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Excellent Condition. Six minor chips on the inner rim (1/8" to 1/4"), two narrow chips inside the top rim (1/2", 3/4"), a chip on the back of the right handle (1/4"), and some wear to the lower left wing of the butterfly. That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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