Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 3 Gallon Stoneware Crock stamped "Whites Binghamton."
This is work of William Roberts, son-in-law of Noah White of Whites Utica Pottery. He founded a branch of the family business in Binghamton in 1848 and ran it until 1888 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 71)
This beauty features the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Double Poppy Decoration Executed with a Slip Cup in Bright and Shiny Cobalt. This was a signature design for Whites. The floral is elaborate with two pairs of different types of leaves, and two blossoms with five center sections surrounded by eight smaller petals. All the decoration is accented with dashes. Measures 10" tall and 11 wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. A nearly invisble vertical glaze only line between the right ear and base (close) and another much smaller one to its right. That's it! No chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The chip on the left ear is in the making and glazed over, and the stone ping below it is also in the making.
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