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  • Item 8668


    Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Gorgeous 2 Gallon Stoneware Jug made and stamped by "J. & E. Norton, Bennington, VT."


    This is the mark of Julius Norton and his cousin Edward Norton who worked together in the family pottery from 1850-1859 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 41-44).


    This beauty sports the Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and an Large and Exquisite Pheasant on a Stump Decoration.  This is one of Norton's signature decorations, and this one is precisely executed with a slip cup in shiny cobalt.  The pheasant is 8 1/2" from head to tail!  Stands 14 1/4"


    Excellent Condition. A flat 1/4" flake on top of the spout and a minor nibble and 1/4" wide chip on the right side of the spout (closeup 1), a 1" surface ping line on the right side of the handle (closeup 1), and a 2" semi-circular surface ping line at the front bottom that wraps under 1" (closeup 2).   No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains or restoration.  A couple short glazed over vertical and horizonal drying/firing lines at the the base in the making (closeup 2), and salt drip on the right side in the making. 


    Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE

    J. & E. Norton 2 Gallon Stoneware Jug with Pheasant on a Stump #8668

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