It comes off with a fingernail without any sign that it was there, so it could be cleaned up if you choose to do that. I left the paint alone. It looks like it could be part of some original branding.There are two hairline cracks on the bottom. See the last pictures with the pencils pointing to them. It also has small chips on the lip. The item "1 Gallon Cobalt Blue Wavy Stripe Stoneware Crock Striper Canning Jar Wax Sealer" is in sale since Thursday, August 13, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "heliospheric" and is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.