12lb MacSymons Crock
#3 in group photo below
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This Genuine c1890's large Stoneware Butter / Dairy Crock has 'MACSYMONS STORES LTD / TRADE MARK / QUALITY IS OUR LEADING FEATURE / DEANE STREET / LIVERPOOL / ARGYLE ST, GREENOCK / AND BRANCHES' printed on the front together with a fabulous picture of a standing female figure next to a lighthouse
'RUTHERGLEN' potters stamp together with lion tm. impressed to side together with '12 LB'
** Interestingly, Rutherglen Pottery at Farmeloan Road, Glasgow was taken over by 'WP Hartley' in 1898 for production of their pottery jam jars. The pottery was also famous for 'Rockingham ware' (or Ru'glen Rockingham as it was also known) **
Lovely appealing wheeled impressions all over rim and matching lid
Two lovely ornate large handles at either side
Also, handy for an old kitchen for storage/ utensils etc
An impressive piece!
9.25" tall, 10.25" diameter across top rim and weighs 5.7 kg (all approx.)
** PLEASE SEE PHOTO'S *** CROCK: A small 0.5" shallow chip on the upper rim and another 1" chip on the back rim (please see photo's) and is otherwise mint - LID: Mint ! (albeit very slightly wobbly, this lid has the same wheeled patterns as the pot so presumably is the original) - All 'faults' mentioned for 100% accuracy of description - Guaranteed not to have been repaired in any way
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