Stoneware Crock with bold Cobalt Floral Decoration, 1-Gallon capacity, New England origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles. Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Impressed below the rim with a cobalt-washed stamp reading: FENTON & HANCOCK / ST.
This was a fairly short-lived partnership between Leander Fenton, Jr. The Caledonia County manufactory closed permanently in 1858, due to fire.
See Internet for further information. Front features an elaborate, nearly symmetrical Floral decoration in boldest of Slip-Trailed and Brushed Cobalt. Exceptional color on this Keeper! Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with strong color, desirable size and scarce St. Minor mperfections are noted below.Moderate wear on upper rim and small flakes on the inner perimeter, where a lid would rest. General surface discoloration/staining on the body; stone ping on left side, near base. No cracks, repaired damage or restoration work. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Measures only 7"H x 8-1/2"W overall, including the handles. The inner and outer rim diameters are 6-3/4 and 8, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Rare 1850s Fenton & Hancock VT Crock with A+ Cobalt Floral, NR" is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 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.