Description : A rare, stencil-decorated Stoneware Cake Crock with makers advertising, 2-Gallon capacity, Western Pennsylvania origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, slightly tapered form with tooled rim and applied lug handles.
Gray, Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany or Mineral Slip interior. Front features a bold Cobalt Stencil reading: HAMILTON AND / JONES / GREENSBORO, PA. With additional freehand Brushed Cobalt highlights at the rim, base and each handle terminal. There is a freehand 2 capacity designation to the right of the stencil work.
This appears to be one of their earlier examples. Marked H&J wares are highly sought-after by American Stoneware collectors.
See Internet for further information on the partnership. Condition : This Greensboro Cake survives in Very Good to Excellent condition with strong color and desirable advertising stencil work. Some minor imperfections are noted below.
A network of very faint lines noted on the reverse, lower (see close-up, photo #12). Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy.No repairs, restoration work or other excuses. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.
A desirable and HTF H&J form that will feature prominently any collection. Measures approximately 10-1/2W x 7-1/2H overall, including the handles. The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-1/2 and 10, respectively.
Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Cobalt Stencil 2G Cake Crock, Hamilton & Jones, Greensboro PA" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. 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.