Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Ovoid Jar made and stamped by "Thomas D. Chollar, Cortland."
Thomas Chollar worked in Cortland, sometimes with Joseph Darby, from 1839-1849 and this jar was made at the beginning or end of that period when he worked alone (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 71).
This beauty sports an Early Ovoid Form with Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and a Freehand Capacity Number and Center Plant in Bold Cobalt. Stands 11" tall.
Good Condition. Minor wear and one 3/8" flake on the inner seating ring where a lid would sit, two chips inside the rim (1/4", 3/4"), three chips outside the rim (3/8" to 1/2"), a 1" hairline in the rim above the left handle, a 6" hairline below the left handle with a couple short surface-only lines, a faint small surface-only "x" below the right handle near the base, and some stains from use. No base chips or restoration.
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