Coming to you from Doc's Crocks, America's Source for Antique Stoneware, is this wonderful 5 Gallon Crock made and stamped by "Wm. A. MacQuoid, Pottery Works, Little West 12th St., N.Y."
Macquoid made stoneware in Manhattan from 1863 to 1879. His decorators left some very unusual decorations as this piece attests! (William Ketchum, Jr. American Stoneware, p 63).
This beauty features the pottery stamp and Two Large Pears Dangling from a Branch with Three Leaves. The decoration has a lot more folk appeal than the typical New York decorations. Measures 12 1/4" tall and 13" wide across the top.
Good Condition. Some water glass staining inside, two chips inside the rim (3/8", 3/4"), two chips outside the rim (1/2", 3/4"). Three hairlines from the rim: to the right of the decoration (6"), and two on the back (2 1/2", 3"). No base chips, stains, or restoration.