RARE 6 Gallon Sand Mountain Pottery Crock Thumbprint NR

Up for bids is a BEAUTIFUL 6 gallon crock that we believe to be a true piece of Sand Mountain pottery. Though we are not experts, we have sold three other SMP pieces in the past two years (one for $10,000 on E-BAY), and this piece has all the hallmarks we've associated with pottery from that area--somewhat crooked handle opposite an elephant ear handle; ground yellow bottom; and of course, the signature thumbprint at the base of the handle. Even the "6" written in script is similar to the handwriting on two of the other 3 pieces. It was found on a housecall in Whitwell, Tn, which is right t at the base of Sand Mountain just over the Tennessee border. It has been in the same family for over 80 years (and perhaps longer), and the family was originally from the Trenton, Ga area. It measures a whopping 17" high, and has a 10 3/8" opening at the top, and a 37 1/2" circumference. Condition is VERY good with only a couple small nicks to the inside lid. T appears to be an original repair to a kiln pop (smoothed over, actually), and we only caught in the right light while giving it a thorough pre-listing inspection. Guaranteed original potter repair, and not a later "fix" (and near impossible to see, but mentioned for accuracy). YOU WILL VERY HAPPY WITH THIS ONE FOLKS. GIDDEE-UP..... Please take a moment to check our feedback and bid with ... read more