Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Splendit 1 Gallon Pitcher made and stamped by "Sipe, Nichols & Co., Williamsport, Pa."
This is the stamp of William Sipe, Joe Nichols, and Abram Young who ran the pottery on Market Street from 1875-1879 (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 62-63).
This beauty features the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and All Over Decoration. The rim features leaves flanking the spout, which is turn is dotted twice. The front boasts a tobacco leaf, while each side presents a steeple flower. Additional cobalt at the handle terminals and a dot in the middle. Classic form with squared rim, pinched spout, tall neck, bulbous body, and small footer. All in all an uncommon and spectacular piece. Stands 10 1/4" tall.
Excellent Condition. Eight 1/4" chips/flakes on the rim and spout that are not obtrusive, and a 3/4" chip on the footer. No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
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