Description : An exceptional Slip-Decorated Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, 5-Gallon capacity, New England origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles. Impressed below the rim with a cobalt-washed stamp: F. And a capacity mark below. See Internet for further information on the manufactory.
Front features a signature Norton Parrot perched on a stylized Floral Plume in dark, Slip-Trailed Cobalt. Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Condition : This Crock survives in Excellent, essentially as-made condition with expected rim and base wear consistent with age and use. There are a few old chips noted on the inner rim, and some very faint, surface-only hairlines at the base (see close-ups). Typical surface, glaze and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy.
Very clean inside and out; no repaired damage or restoration work. The decoration is very bold and well-proportioned with zero fry; one small glaze pop noted on the tail.See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Very large 5-Gallon capacity; measures 13W x 12H overall with a base diameter of 12-3/4. The inner and outer rim diameters are 10-3/4 and 12-1/2, respectively; this Worcester Parrot weighs 17.6 lbs! Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware 5G FB Norton Crock with Cobalt Parrot Bird, Worcester MA, c1860" is in sale since Friday, May 25, 2018. 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.