Ased on online research, we believe it was made by Julius Norton of Burlington, Vermont, in the period from 1841 to 1850. Distinctive characteristics include the h.And-painted blue glaze leaf design over tan or brownish clay, and the glossy salt glaze finish. Further details, see Condition Description and our photographs. Measures 11 5/8" tall x 9" in diameter at the base x 6 1/2 in diameter at the slightly flared top edge of the neck. Lot weight is 8 lb. Notes on stoneware crocks, adapted from online sources.
Stoneware is a potpourri of clays and therefore the color, density and texture will vary. Sometimes called Dauphin glaze, the cobalt blue used to decorate stoneware crocks was named after Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, the original source of this color of glaze. Farmers and cooks prepared vegetables, such as cucumbers or cabbages, and placed them in the crock under a heavy lid to keep microbes such as mold out. Over a period of weeks, carbon dioxide would escape and, by a lacto-fermentation process, the contents of the crock were pickled. The item "Antique Large Mid 1800s Stoneware Crock 2 Gal Hand Painted Blue Leaf Motif FINE" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "egostarlynx" and is located in College Park, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.