Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 3 gallon Stoneware Cream Pot 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 Cream Pot Form, Tall Rim, Inscribed Shoulder, Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash and the coup de grace: a Large and Bright Cobalt Bouquet of Flowers in Stunning Cobalt Blue. The floral sports 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! Measures 12" tall and 10" wide across the top.
Excellent Condition. Two minor chips inside the rim (1/4", 3/8"), and some very light staining, mainly on the back. That's it! No outer rim or base chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration.
One of the best Norton Cream Pots that I have ever had to offer.
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