Stoneware & cobalt slip jug, c.1870

American 1-1/2 gallon stoneware jug has an incised maker’s stamp at the top with cobalt overglaze which reads “E & L P NORTON, BENNINGTON VT”, indicating that it was made by Edward and Luman Preston Norton (1861-1881)

Jug, measuring 11-1/2″ high,┬áhas a traditional floral decoration rendered in┬ácobalt slip

When the jug was dropped sometime in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, the cracks on the side of the jug were reinforced by a pair of iron straps

Thanks to Hugh R Fox for providing information on the potter

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