ANTIQUE AMERICAN STONEWARE c 1880 THAT HAS BEEN FREEHAND DECORATED IN MANGANESE. NO TWO JARS OR CROCKS CAN BE EXACTLY ALIKE. THIS EXAMPLE WAS MANUFACTURED IN STRASBURG. BELL & SON AND HAS A SERIES OF DASHES AND THE "C" SHAPED SWAGS SO TYPICAL OF BELL. THE MANGANESE DECORATION IS HARDER TO FIND THAN THE.THE COLLAR IS SQUARED, AND THE PIECE IS STRAIGHT SIDED, MAKING IT AN WONDERFUL. EXAMPLE OF STRASBURG, VA STONEWARE. IT WAS HAND THROWN, HAND DECORATED AND HAND STAMPED. WITH THE MANUFACTURE'S NAME WHILE THE CLAY WAS STILL WET. THE ARTISAN APPLIED THE STAMP UNEVENLY. RESULTING IN A LIGHT MARK (SEE PICTURES).
THE PIECE IS IN EXCELLENT, AS MADE CONDITION, EXCEPT FOR. ONE TINY CHIP OUT OF ITS LIP. THIS ANTIQUE STONEWARE FOOD STORAGE JAR, THOUGH ORIGINALLY PRODUCED FOR UTILITARIAN PURPOSES, IS NO LONGER APPROPRIATE FOR FOOD USE.BELL AND SON c 1880 STRASBURG VA CROCK JAR RARE MANGANESE DECORATED STONEWARE" is in sale since Tuesday, January 15, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "ctb54" and is located in Blairstown, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States.