In 1895 W.F. Rocker, from Kentucky, came to the East Texas town of Marshall. The reason he was attracted to Marshall was due to the abundance of the two natural ingredients his business needed—white clay and water. The business was sold on a few times until S Ellis was given the business as repayment for the loan he had made for a new kiln for the business. The coming of prohibition saved the pottery. Had it not been for the sale of jugs for moonshine, the Ellis family said, the company might have folded. Marshall Pottery still manufacture Stoneware jugs and crocks but in the 1940’s started producing the red flower pots which only required a lower firing temperature.
Please remember when buying vintage items they will have signs of use – but that is also what makes them so unique. We do our best to photograph and explain the condition of the item as best we can. If you have any questions about a particular item please contact us. Please take the time to look at all pictures.
Product Code: 30622
Styling: A beautiful addition to the country style kitchen. A big heavy pot near the Aga or fireplace looks great. Can hold dried grasses, hydrangea etc – but not too near an Aga.
Florists use them to hold all their grasses, bamboo and decorative stalks, they keep them dry as well as being an attractive holder.
Good shop window or photo prop.