Extremely Rare M&t Miller Newport, Pa 2 Gallon Crock (near Mint)
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Extremely Rare M&t Miller Newport, Pa 2 Gallon Crock (near Mint):
You are offerding on a original 2 gallon M & T Miller decorated stoneware from Newport, Pennsylvania.
This crock has a beautifully painted large cobalt blue floral design. These crocks are extremely rare and have sold at sale for well over $10,000.
The crock displays beautifully with the painted blue floral design being in extremely fine condition. At the top of the crock the words "M. & T. Miller Newport, PA 2" can be seen.
This crock is in very nice condition. I would describe it as mint if there wasn't a coupleextremelyminor flaws. At the top of the crock there are two small chips measuring 1/8" & 1/4". Also, there appears to be a stone pop during the making of the crock around the N in Newport. The lines on the bottom appear to be more of a age hairline than an actual crack. It also could possible be from production, because it is barely in the item at all, even phasing out in some areas.
George Miller immigrated from Germany in 1829 and by 1838 had founded the Miller family pottery of Newport, Pennsylvania. George specialized in utilitarian wares, first in earthenware and later (circa 1860) in stoneware. The Miller firm was the only important pottery venture in Perry County and its products are considered extremely rare today.
Over the years five of George Miller’s ten children worked at the pottery including George and Michael (1860), but it was Michael and Theophilus who continued the pottery work after their father’s death in 1864. They sold the pottery to their brother-in-law Henry Markel in 1877 but continued to work with him making stoneware. The pottery was known to be prospering as late as 1893, but likely closed soon after the turn of the century.
Two marks are known for the Miller pottery: M. & T. MILLER/NEWPORT, PA (with the name in an arc) thought to have been used from 1864 to 1877,
There are two more chips, but can not be seen when being displayed. Underneath the one handle I can feel a very small chip, and on the bottom of the crock is another chip. I took a picture of where the chip on the bottom is to illustrate that it can not be seen when it is sitting flat (2nd to last photo). It can only be seen when the crock is flipped over.
I live roughly 15 minutes from Newport, PA and came across one a few months ago and listed it for sale. That crock had a couple major problems with it including two large cracks that almost went the entire way down the crock. It also had numerous chips. I have seen one M&T Miller jug for sale on since then, and no crocks since mine. And when I searched on when I purchased the first crock I could not find one that had been sold. This shows just how extremely rare these crocks are. Also, to find one in this type of condition could, without paying an extremely high price, take months upon months if not years.
On the bottom of the crock the word "Peffer" can be seen. I am not sure if this was possibly the last name of a worker who made it, or if it was the original owner.
Measurements: 9 1/4" (Height) x 10 1/2" (Diameter, outside) 9 1/8" (Diameter, inside)
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