Here is a large, Pennsylvania, open mouth, Stoneware Crock, circa 1830, decorated all around with very strong cobalt blue decoration. This is the second piece of American Stoneware I have listed in my shop as the last piece sold and I was thrilled to have found this one. The crock measures 14 inches tall by 10" wide at the opening and I would guess about 11.5 inches at it's widest point. It has two pulled handles each ending with a swatch of cobalt blue and a fanciful squiggle under the handles. The top edge is perfect except for the tiniest flake on the bottom edge and there are no cracks or repairs overall and makes a nice "ring" when tapped.
The bottom lip shows two, I believe "in the making" scars of which are no concern to the whole. There is a decorative tooled element at the handle level and a cobalt squiggly line on both sides. One of the advantages of a large open crock is that it is still useful in today's homes for a variety of purposes or just for show. The piece weighs 15 pounds and can be shipped with extra insurance. Thank you.
Pennsylvania Stoneware Crock