Coming to you by Doc's Crocks is this early 3 Gallon Ovoid Jug made and stamped by "S. Purdy."
This is the mark of Solomon Purdy who came to Ohio in 1812 and made pottery in Zanesville before moving to Mogadore in the 1830's to make pottery. He ran the pottery until 1840 when he turned it over to his son, Henry. The heavy nature of this jug and the light gray clay indicate that this jug was made during his Mogadore days (F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 17-27).
This beauty features the Ovoid Form and Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash. Stands 16" tall.
Excellent Condition. An 1/8" chip on the top of the spout in the back, three 3/8" glaze flakes on the shoulder in the back, and some light staining near the bottom from use. That's it! No base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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