Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this gorgeous 4 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 large 4 gallon size.  The size allowed the decorator a lot of space to create this stunning floral with leaves, center flower, buds, and tendrils going everywhere.  And whoever mixed the cobalt that day really got it right- rich and shiny.  Stands 17 1/4"

 

Excellent Condition.  A 2" scratch on the left side of the decoration near the stem, and a 1/4" chip near the bottom on the left side.  No spout or base chips, hairlines, cracks, stains, or restoration.  A 1/4" stone ping and 3/8" kiln touch on the decoration in the making. 

 

J. Norton, Bennington, Vermont Stoneware 4 Gallon Jug with Large Floral

$995.00Price

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