Ballard left his brother in the pottery business to strike out on his own in 1867. He continued making pottery up until 1872 using the incised mark of A. Ballard Family Potteries were 3 brothers from Vermont, Orrin, Alfred & Hiram took over Thompson & Co. Pottery in Maine in 1854. In 1859 Orrin & Alfred moves back to VT.The churn is in excellent vintage condition in one of the pictures youll see a small defect left of the blue design when the churn was made and on the back left is a blemish. There are no cracks or chips any where on the churn or lid which makes this a bit rare in this condition with the original cover. The item "Antique Alfred K. Ballard 5 Gallon Butter Churn Primitive Stoneware 1867-1872" is in sale since Wednesday, September 11, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "dhaines12" and is located in West Lebanon, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.