Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 5 Gallon Stoneware Blue and White Spongeware Barrel.
It was made and stamped on the bottom by "The Robinson Merrill Pottery Co., Akron, O." This company was in business from 1900-1902.
This beauty is Formed as a Barrel with Staves and 6 hoops with Rivet Closures. Fancy Moldiing around the spigot opening. Cobalt Sponging throughout. Stands 15 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. A couple minor 1/4" chips on the base. That's it! No top chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A dime-size kiln touch on the left side and a dime-size piece of adhered clay on the right side (closeup) in the making.
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