Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this splendid 4 Gallon Churn or Jar with Lid made and stamped by the "West Troy, N.Y. Pottery."
This is the mark used by William Warner of West Troy (now Watervliet) from 1843 to 1871 (private research)
Circa 1880, this beauty sports a Traditional Churn or Jar Form with Large Bird on a Branch Executed with a Slip Cup. The bird is nearly 10" from the tip of his beak to the tip of his tail. Note the vertical marks in the clay from being wrapped in cheese cloth prior to firing. Stands 15" tall.
Excellent Condition. A 1/4" flake and a couple minor nibbles inside the rim, a half-dozen 1/8" or less flakes below the left handle, and some staining on the back. That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. The lid has some chipping on the knob and a 3/4" narrow chip on the top edge.
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