Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 2 gallon Jar made and stamped by "J. & E. Norton, Bennington, VT."
This is the work of Julius Norton and his cousin, Edward Norton who worked in Bennington using this mark from 1850-1859 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp, 42).
This beauty features the pottery stamp with cobalt wash, and a classic pheasant perched on a stump decoration. The decoration is expertly drawn with the pheasant looking over his shoulder, sporting a dotted breast and long wing and tail feathers. The stump has a lot of character and some ground cover. Strong and shiny cobalt in the making. Stands 11 1/4" tall.
Very good condition. Fine exfoliation and glaze wear inside the rim to the seating ring and some on the outside of the rim on the front to the left. That's it! No chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.