Description : An antique Little Brown Spice Jar or Crock with Sgraffito handscript, 4H, attributed to one of the Norton Family potteries (Bennington VT or Worcester, MA), c. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with eased shoulder, rounded rim with integrated inner ledge for a lid. Dip-Decorated in a rich brown, Albany Slip.
Scratch-Inscribed on the body in large (almost perfect) script: Alspice [sic]. Background : Allspice , also known as Jamaica or Myrtle Pepper, is made from dried, unripe Pimenta berries. Used in a wide variety of cuisine, the flavor is a combination of cinnamon, clove and nutmeg. See Internet for further information on the spice, recipes, etc.
Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with minor imperfections noted below. Rim with slight wear and two pinhead nicks (see close-ups). Alspice was misspelled by the decorator. The correct spelling is: Allspice. Fingerprints noted at the heel on opposing front and rear sides.Note : these prints are fairly typical on most slip-decorated miniatures, Little Brown Jugs, etc. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy. See photos for complete details and close-ups and please consider them as part of the description. Approximate Half-Pint capacity; measures only 4H x 3-1/8W overall. Diameter of outer rim: 2-5/8.
Good Luck, thanks for watching, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Little Brown Stoneware Allspice Jar Crock Jug, Norton, Bennington VT" is in sale since Thursday, April 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware".The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.