There is a 2 impressed near the top of the decoration. See Internet for similar examples from this highly respected VT manufactory. Fun Fact : Generally, the number of Thistles would also indicate the wares capacity (in gallons). Condition : An in-the-making stone pop (front, upper left) and tiny flake on lower rim (left side), as shown; otherwise in Excellent to Near Mint condition with wonderful form, strong color and fine decoration.
This Pitcher survives in remarkable as-made condition. No fry, cracks, no repairs, no restoration work. Displays brilliantly; highly appropriate for the advanced collector of American Stoneware. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description.
Measures 12-3/4"H x 8-1/2W overall with a base diameter of 7-3/4". The rim diameter is approximately 6.Weighs 9 lbs Note: This Pitcher filled with 2-Gallons of water will weigh in excess of 25 lbs! Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware 1850s Pitcher with Cobalt Floral, att J&E Norton, Bennington VT" is in sale since Thursday, January 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.