Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 3 gallon Stoneware Churn 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 the coup de grace: a Large and Bright Cobalt Bouquet of Flowers. A stunning floral with leaves, center flowers, buds, and tendrils going everywhere. And whoever mixed the cobalt that day really got it right- rich and shiny. You may need sunglasses! Stands 15 1/2"
Excellent Condition. Some traces of water glass staining inside from use, small chips around the inner rim where the lid would sit (nibble to 1/4"), a 1/2" chip inside the top rim and a 1" chip outside that rim behind the right handle, and a 1/4" flake on the left handle. No base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.
One of the best Norton churns that I have ever had to offer.
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