Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Uncommon 4 Gallon Churn made and stamped for "W. T. Moore."
William T. Moore was a merchant in groceries and general merchandise in Middlebury, Ohio in the 1850's. He had stoneware made for his business. Pieces made for him are not commonly seen ( F. Robert Treichler, A History of Northeast Ohio Stoneware, pp. 48-49.
This piece comes from the collection of James Murphy sold at Garths in May 2015. It has been in storage here since that time and I just rediscovered it as I try to catch up on listings!
This beauty features a Slightly Ovoid Form, Carefully Tooled Rim, and the Capacity Number and Merchant Name Stamped on the Front. Stands 17" tall.
Excellent Condition. A 1/2" chip on the rim on the left side, and some spots of staining from use. That's it! No inner rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A few small kiln touches in the making.
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