Up for sale is this antique Gardiner Stoneware Manufactory two-gallon beige-gray stoneware crock with an incised cow standing in grass with cobalt blue glaze. The manufacturers name is above the cow, also washed with the cobalt blue glaze. This piece dates to the latter part of the 19th centuryId guess the 1870-80s. This crock is in as is, as found, as photographed, conditionits what you see is what you get.
The interior is done in Albany slip. There are no cracks, but there are chips to the ear handles, a handful of chips around the inside rim-lip, and a chip on the bottom. As far as Im concerned, none of the imperfections take away from the wonderful cow... How often do you see an antique cow crock???? There are a few rust colored spots on the surfacecould be kiln burn or stains, I dont know.There is a small manufacturers divot in the surface near the cows front legits a little bite taken out when the artist was cutting the cow design in the clay. There are a few glaze pops and there is white residue to the interiorprobably from egg glassing or picking. There is some manufacturers roughness around the bottom. It measures approximately 9 1/8 high, 9 1/2 across the top, 9 across the bottom and weighs 8 lbs.
Ive had this for a little while and just had to have it because of the cow... But my first love is West Virginia stoneware. Thanks so much for looking, God Bless, and happy shopping. The item "Antique Gardiner Stoneware Manufactory Incised Cow Crock withCobalt Blue, 1870-80s" is in sale since Monday, July 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks".The seller is "sherryrabbit13" and is located in Saint Albans, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.