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Rare and Early South Jersey Pot

Year: 1800-1850

Weight:4 lbs

Purchased in the 90s from the Smith family estate from Bridgeton New Jersey. Bridgeton had its 1st recorded pottery in around 1815. Later there was another early pottery works there owned by a Smith family possibly made there? if not made in Bridgeton it also may have been made in Salem NJ .This pot appears to be closely related to the Acton butter churn in the collection of the  Salem County Historical Society said to be made for the owner of the Acton pottery there. I rare piece of utilitarian ware foe sure. 7" tall and solid dispite wear and tare from being cooked in for periods of time