Description : A large and exceptional decorated Stoneware Cake Crock with Cobalt Floral decorations, Mid-Atlantic origin, probably PA or MD, ca. Wheel-thrown, squat cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles. There is an impressed 2 near one of the handles (see photos for close-up).
Body features 4 Tulip-type Floral decorations (two on each side), artistically executed in the boldest of Brushed Cobalt. In addition, each handle terminal is highlighted with dark blue cobalt. Interestingly, there is no dark brown Albany Slip glaze on the interior of this Cake. Condition : Very Good to Excellent overall with strong color, desirable form and Mid-Atlantic tulip decorations. Rim, base and handles with minor utilitarian wear, including shallow flakes, nicks and rubs, as shown.
Some faint hairlines noted on the body, interior has a surface drying? Line that does not go through; see close-up, photo #11.
Inherent glaze, surface and firing flaws noted for descriptive accuracy. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.
Measures approximately 13W x 6-1/2H overall with a base diameter of 12-1/4. The inner and outer rim diameters are 10-3/4 and 12, respectively.
Quite heavy, weighs 12.2 lbs! Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.The item "Antique Stoneware XL Mid-Atlantic PA Cake Crock with Bold Cobalt Florals, ca. 1870" is in sale since Saturday, October 19, 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.