This is the stamp of Enoch Fowler who was one of Beaver County's, PA most celebrated potters. This hefty three gallon and cobalt decorated churn is well made and beautifully decorated. Wares from Fowler's kiln were extremely popular in Western Pennsylvania.
The shiny glaze of Beaver County stoneware was due to the pieces being dipped in a grey slip so that the cobalt decoration would contrast better than it would on the dark local clay. When these pieces were salt glazed during firing, they came out of the kiln extremely shiny and visually appearing.
This mid 19th century, semi-ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles is outstanding. It is decorated with an open-centered large flower decor applied over slip-coated clay.There are heavy cobalt brushstroked highlights above and below the flower decor, and on the handle terminals. There is a numeral "3" impressed on the top of the churn (unusual). This impressive antique stoneware churn measures 12 1/2" tall, 8 3/8" across the base, 8 7/8 across the top and approximately 11 1/4 wide at its widest. Excellent condition with a small (1) hairline along the top edge, where the numeral 3 is impressed.
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The item "1850's ENOCH FOWLER BEAVER PA 3 GALLON HANDLED STONEWARE CHURN/CROCK WithCOBALT" is in sale since Saturday, November 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "mikemate" and is located in Columbus, Ohio.This item can be shipped worldwide.