Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 1 gallon stoneware jug 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 Floral Bouquet Resting on its Side. It has a center blossom, dots in all decoration, and even a little bow on the end of the stem. Stands 11 1/4"
Very Good Condition. Two 1/2" chips on the bottom of the right side (closeup). Some manufacturing imperfections: minor roughness on the top of the spout, a 3/4" chip on the top of the handle and back shoulder to the right of the handle, and a stone ping at the front bottom- all in the making. No spout chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
A Norton jug sporting what looks like a wedding bouquet in very good condition.