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Stoneware 3-Gallon Crock, Cobalt bee-sting Mark, Redwing? -- with Character
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US $65.00
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Joliet, Illinois, United States


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Item specifics

Primary Material: Ceramic & Porcelain Original/Reproduction: Original
Age: 1850-1899

This is a late 19th century 3-gallon crock having a bee-sting capacity mark consistent with Redwing crocks.  Hand-thrown and decorated with a rich cobalt.  Applied ear-style handles. 


It sports a wonderful orange-peel texture, with the glaze adding a varnish-like toning in spots. 


Made during an era when cosmetic problems were disregarded as long as the object functioned as needed.  The dark 1.5x4" stripe right of the mark is probably where it touched another crock during the firing.  Another flaw is on the back, where a small glob of clay is glazed just under the rim (shown in third picture).   


Dimensions are 10-3/4" tall and 10-3/8" across (o.d. at the rim).


Condition is very good, with rim chips above the right handle in addition to the maker flaws.  a network of cracks at the bottom on the back side, centered about a small chip indicating an impact.  Fortunately, the crock still displays well.  Random kiln flaws and discolored spots throughout.  









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