Here is a fabulous piece of stoneware with brushed on blue flourish on salt glaze ground. The crock measures 8 inches tall and is 5-3/4 inches in diameter at the bottom. I think it will hold a half gallon. It is an open mouthed crock, with no place for a lid so it would have been wax sealed if used for preserving.The handle-less broad shouldered form is more commonly associated with the Maryland - Virginia areas, and the hand brushed blue decoration with the scribed lines are reminiscent of crocks signed H. There are some very small and shallow rubs on the inner and outer rims, and the pink/red clay is showing through towards the base. It is in otherwise excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks and no glaze pops or significant flaws. The bottom is completely unglazed, and shows a nice pinkish clay.
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Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items.The item "Small Antique Blue Decorated Salt Glaze Stoneware Crock Baltimore MD Virginia" is in sale since Thursday, October 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "housepicker" and is located in Stockholm, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.