Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Rare 2 Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock made and stamped by "Frank B. Norton."
This is the mark of Frank Norton and Frederick Hancock who operated the pottery in Worcester, Massachusetts using the stamp "Frank B. Norton & Co., Worcester, Mass." from 1858 to 1877 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53). This stamp is very unusual in only giving the potter's name.
This beauty features the Pottery Stamp with the Norton Criss-Crossed Leaves on one side, and the Rare "Cake Pot" in Script on the other. I have never seen a cake crock labeled like this. Settles the question of whether this is a butter or a cake crock! Measures 7" tall and 11 1/2" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. Three 3/8" chips inside the rim, and two nibbles on one handle (1/8" 3/16"), and a 3/8" chip under the other. That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. Dry cobalt in the making.
If you collect F. B. Norton Stoneware, you probably don't have this one.
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