Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 Gallon Decorated Stoneware Cake Crock with Lid.
This jar is easily attributed to Richard Remmey who made stoneware in Philadelphia at the family pottery from the 1860's to the turn of the century (Phil Shaltenbrand, Big Ware Turners, pp. 8-9).
Circa 1870, this beauty features a Finely Tooled Rim, Comma Vining Dangling from the Rim, and Cobalt Accent at the Handle Terminals with Additional Vining Below. The matching lid features six units of comma vining around the edge. Exceptionally light gray glaze with equally exceptional rich and shiny cobalt. Wowzer! The base measures 4 1/2" tall and 8 1/4" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. The base has a 1/4" flake inside the rim, and eight small chips outside the rim (1/4" or so with a larger 1"). No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. The lid has a 1 1/2" chip on the seating ring on the underside that looks like a large stone ping in the making. Otherwise as made.
I have not had a lidded cake crock this pretty for a long time!
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