Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 Gallon Jug made and stamped for "Bacon & Bates, Fiskdale, Mas[s]."
This is the work of the Frank Norton Pottery of Worcester that was in operation from 1856-1886 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53).
This beauty features the Merchant Stamp with Cobalt Wash and the Norton Stylized Floral in Pretty Cobalt Blue. Stands 11" tall.
Excellent Condition. A shallow 1/4" chip on the spout and a minor 1/8" nibble on the shoulder back by the handle. That's it! No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A small stone ping above the decoration in the making.
It is very rare to find a Norton piece with advertising, but here is one!
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