Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this uncommon Wax Sealer Canning Jar attributed to Stephen Ward.
Ward took over the pottery of Offord and Federer in West Brownsville, Pennsylvania in 1865 or 1867 and ran it until about 1880. He only worked 6 months a year with a two man crew, so not many pieces were made and fewer survived (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, p. 174).
Dating around 1870, this beauty features the Wax Sealer Form with Two Upper and One Lower Stripe Framing Ward's Patriotic Shield Decoration. Stripes, dots, and ribbons going everywhere! Stands 8" tall.
Very Good Condition. Three minor 1/8" nibbles on the bottom fold of the rim, and a stain on the left side. No top rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
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