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  • Item 9899


    Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 4 Gallon Stoneware Crock with Basket of Flowers made and stamped by "F. B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Mass."


    This is the mark of Frank Norton and Frederick Hancock who operated the pottery in Worcester using this stamp from 1858-1877 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53).


    This beauty features a Rounded Rim, Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and Large Basket of Flowers Decoration.  This is an uncommon decoration for Norton stoneware, but we are glad to see it!  The basket has tapered sides, two handles, and a diamond pattern.  The bouquet features a large rose surrounde by a variety of leaves and dotted tendrils.  Strong cobalt was used throughout.  Measures 11" tall and 12 1/2" wide across the top.  


    Good Condition.  Some waterglass rings inside and scattered staining outside, and a nearly invisible 4" in-body vertical hairline running below the rim through a spot of glaze loss on the back (closeup).  No rim or base chips, cracks, or restoration.   


    Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE

    F. B. Norton, Worcester, Massachusetts Stoneware Crock, Basket of Flowers #9899

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