Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 2 gallon stoneware jug made and stamped by "J. Norton & Co., Bennington, VT."
This is the work of Julius Norton, his son Luman, and his cousin Edward Norton who worked in Bennington using this mark from 1859-1861 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp, 42, 44).
This beauty features the pottery stamp with cobalt wash and a stunning floral with many leaves, huge center flower, buds, and tendrils going everywhere. And whoever mixed the cobalt that day really got it right- rich and shiny. In addition, the floral wraps a full 12" around the jug! Stands 13 1/4"
Excellent Condition. A shallow and narrow 1/2" chip on top of the spout on the right side, a 1/4" chip on the shoulder on the left side, and two chips on the underside (1/4", 1/2"). That's it! No hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration. A narrow kiln touch to the left of the decoration, iron ping on the right side, and some shallow drying lines on the front bottom (closeup) and base-- all in the making.
If you like Bennington blue and bold florals, this one is for you!
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