Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Monumental 6 Gallon Stoneware Crock made and stamped by the "Frank B. Norton, Worcester, Mass."
This is the mark of Frank Norton and Frederick Hancock who operated the pottery in Worcester using this stamp from 1858-1877 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, pp. 52-53).
This beauty features an Exceptional Large Size, Pottery Stamp with Cobalt Wash, and a Large Basket of Flowers! The floral was executed with a slip cup using exceptionally dark and shiny cobalt. All the flowers and the basket as well are very artistically presented by a skilled hand. Scrumptious! Measures 13" tall and 13 1/2" wide across the top.
I cannot say I have ever seen a basket of flowers on an F. B. Norton piece! And this one is a doozy!
Good Condition. A narrow 1 1/4" chip inside the rim, three chips outside the rim (1/4" to 3/4"), a faint sealed 3 1/2" hairline from the rim (closeup). No base chips, stains, or restoration.
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