Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 Gallon Stoneware Pitcher made and stamped by "F. B. Norton, Worcester, Mass."
This is the mark of Frank Norton who operated the pottery in Worcester from 1858 to 1886, and was the stamp after 1877 when his partner, Frederick Hancock, left the business (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53).
This beauty features a Great Form with Tall Rim and Bulbous Base, the Pottery Stamp, and a Large Brushed Cobalt Swirl Floral Decoration. This is one of Norton's signature decorations and the bright cobalt that you come to expect from the Norton Pottery. On the light clay background the decoration really makes for a great contrast and visual appeal. Stands 10 1/2" tall.
Excellent Condition. Three minor flat chips inside the rim near the back (1/8"- 1/4": closeup). That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Small stone ping on the right edge of the decoration in the making.
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