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Stoneware sugar crock, southern, Alabama, Pollard, Edgefield, Rock Mills, c1870
Circa mid 19th century sugar crock, southern, possibly Alabama, excellent early style shaped body, varied green dripping alkaline glaze, two incised line decoration around neck, two incised rim marks signifying two gallons.  Brand - Crock. 10” tall, 10” dia.Condition – overall excellent, no exterior glaze chips, one inside rim chip, two hairlines from rim and disappearing into body-3”.     341a- Provenance – an old Escambia county, Alabama family. Family tradition called this a “sugar crock”. Possibly by a potter located in Pollard, AL that worked in the 19th century in manner of and schooled in manner of Edgefield, North Carolina potteries and Rock Mills, Alabama area. Possible production:- Jefferson Barrow (1827 AL, GA-after 1880). Possible maker of this pot. He is recorded 1850 in Conecuh county (later Escambia county divided). Later 1854-60 record across line in Santa Rosa County, Florida (children births). Recorded 1870 as “jug maker” in Pollard, Escambia county, Alabama and again in 1880 as laborer.- Thomas Bennet Odom (1825 GA-1899 TX) A potter is recorded as living in MS, AL and FL. Mississippi - 1851/2. Settled Alabama (first & second child-1858) in Pollard, AL a few years and then back in Pollard 1864 (daughter recorded). Records of living across the line in Knox Hill, FL (1859-in business with Knox Hill Pottery). Appeared to leave south AL/FL area in 1867. He then showed up in pottery center, Upshur county, Texas in 1879-1899.- Alabama Folk Pottery, Joey Brackner, pg 244. Odom, Thomas Bennett (1825 GA- 1899 TX), MS-1851-2, recorded in Pollard, AL 1858 and 1864, in Knox Hill, FL 1859, then TX-1879.- Pollard, Alabama – Prior to the Civil War, Pollard’s population was approx 3500. The city became the County seat (1868-1883) of the newly formed Escambia County (1868 from Conecuh County). Pollard had a large Confederate encampment (Camp Tattnall-1861-65) (three camps). Pollard was the protection for Confederate Alabama from Union occupied Pensacola, FL / panhandle of Florida. After skirmishes during the war and burning of warehouses in the town prior to Union occupation in Jan/1865, Pollard never fully recovered it’s population. The railhead also was rebuilt a few miles west further amplifying the decline of the town.

Stoneware sugar crock, southern, Alabama, Pollard, Edgefield, Rock Mills, c1870

SKU: 341A
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