This stoneware canning jar has a dark brown, high gloss glaze and is marked on the bottom Peoria Pottery. The glaze is dark chocolate brown but has areas that are more of a dark orangey brown color. It is in good condition though it does have some manufacturing flaws. The Peoria Pottery Company opened in 1864. They were quite successful producing utilitarian ware for 38 years until going out of business in 1902. In the 1870's they began to produce molded wares with a distinctive dark Albany-like slipped glaze that often attained a high sheen and a dark pumpkin color.
This was known as the "Peoria Glaze." This canning jar having the peoria glaze dates to between 1870 and 1902. It would look great holding flowers or used to hold utensils in the kitchen.