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Vintage Garden City Stoneware 2 Gallon Crock

$ 120.00

Vintage Garden City Stoneware 2 Gallon Crock

Measurements: The crock measures 11 inches tall and 9 inches wide.

Condition: The crock is in used condition with hairline fractures, chips, discolorations, and other inconsistencies.

Local Pick Up Only

A brief history of Garden City Pottery as found on the Northside Neighborhood Association website. http://www.northside-sj.org/html/neighborhood/landmarks/lost-garden_city.html

"Manufacturing facilities and offices were located at 560 North Sixth Street, near downtown San Jose" within the boundaries of the current Northside neighborhood, according to Jim Pasquali in his book, Sanford's Guide to Garden City Pottery: A Hidden Treasure of Northern California (Adelmore Press 1999) (the Guide). Maraido Village apartments now occupy the site of the former pottery.

According to Pasquali's Guide, "during those early years, the company produced stoneware crockery, sewer pipe, and red earthenware flowerpots." The flowerpots, it happens, were made from a formula using fifty percent local clay from Coyote Creek, mixed with sand and clay from other sources. Garden City Pottery, by the end of the 1920s the largest pottery in Northern California, sold the pots to wholesale growers using sales yards not only in San Jose, but also in San Francisco and Oakland.


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