Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 Gallon Preserve Jar made and stamped by "F. B. Norton Sons, Worcester, Mass."
This is the work of Frank Norton and his sons who made stoneware in Worcester using this stamp from 1868-1886 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53).
This beauty features the pottery stamp with cobalt wash and a fantastic Dove on a Branch Decoration Executed with a Slip Cup. The dove has squiggle wing feathers and is perched on an elaborate branch. The entire decoration is created in strong cobalt blue. Stands 12 1/4" tall.
Very Good Condition. Small glaze chips in the inner rim where a lid would sit, three shallow chips inside the top rim (1/2", 3/4", 1 3/4"), a 1/4" chip on top of the rim, a 5/8" chip on the front of the left handle, and a couple small and faint stains. No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. Bubbles in the thickest part of the cobalt in the making.
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