Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this handsome 4 Gallon Stoneware Crock made and stamped by "E. & L. P. Norton, Bennington, VT."
This is the mark of Edward Norton and Luman Preston Norton, the son of Julius Norton, who worked together in the family pottery from 1861-1881 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 44).
This beauty sports the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Large and Elaborate Dotted Leaf Decoration. The leaf is 9 1/2" tall and bears 17 Fronds and 21 dots! The decoration was applied with a slip cup in bright and shiny cobalt. Measures 10 3/4" tall and 11 1/2" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. A minor 1/4" flake on the top of the rim in the back, about a dozen small flakes on the bottom of the right side (closeup), and one small stain under the rim on the front to the right. That's it! No inner or outer rim chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A 2" surface drying line in the bottom in the making. Hard to believe that a rim this pronounced is not all chipped up!
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