American stoneware crock, c.1880

Another favorite of mine, purchased from the same collector who graciously sold me the set of five Lambeth jugs. This 11-1/4″ high stoneware crock, most likely from New England, has an incised “4” to indicate it has a capacity of four gallons and is decorated in a cobalt slip abstract floral design.

This beauty also sports one of the most unusual repairs I have seen, as the large cracks are held tightly together with woven willow.

I was destined to own this piece, as a hand painted letter “B” (the first letter of my last name) appears on the reverse side of the crock.

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One Response to “American stoneware crock, c.1880”

  1. Nancy Thayer Haggerty says:

    Hi Andy…going crazy getting out of Ca to drive to Mn in a couple weeks ,…I have not had a chance to concentrate on the make dos yet. I promise, I’ll offer to you first, tho! May not be for a month or two???

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