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    Posted 9 years ago

    Kirt
    (16 items)

    Not a crock person, but this thing was too beautiful not to buy! The only thing I found bad is a small chip on one of the handles. I've heard of redwing and western but not monmouth? Anyway just wanted to share!

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    1. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      Monmouth, Macomb, Weir Pottery,as well as several other potteries merged in the 1900's to form Western Stoneware of Monmouth,Illinois. Monmouth started in 1893
    2. Kirt Kirt, 9 years ago
      Thanks Mary, that make sense. So this would place the crock as pre-western, early 1900?
    3. maryh1956 maryh1956, 9 years ago
      Yes, according to marks4antiques
    4. VintageElle VintageElle, 9 years ago
      I have a very similar 2-gallon one that I got about a year ago & researched at the time. It kept an ebay listing for ref which had said: "GARDEN CITY POTTERY CO., San Jose, Cal - 2 gallon CROCK. It is a wonderful piece of California pottery. Garden City pottery was in production from 1902-1979." It was also my understanding that at one time when you would large plants or small trees from a nursery – they would come in these crocks. (If true – I wish they still did!) Perhaps this gives you a little more timeline info too ... it's great!
    5. VintageElle VintageElle, 9 years ago
      (... buy large plants ...)

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