Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this wonderful 3 Gallon Stoneware 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 Huge Floral with a Large Base of Leaves, Two "Eye" Blossoms, and a Little Topper. The decoration is detailed and executed in brilliant cobalt as is expected from Bennington potters at this time! Gorgeous! Stands 12 3/4"
Excellent Condition. Wear and even chippage around the seating ring inside where a lid would sit, a half dozen small chips inside the top rim (1/4" or less), a 1/4" chip on each handle, and a half dozen small chips on the underside at the edge (1/8" to 1/2"). No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
A larger Norton Jar from the golden age of Bennington pottery.
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