A Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock with Bird decoration and Boston, MA Merchant Advertising, 2-Gallon capacity, New York State origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles. Impressed with a cobalt-washed stamp below the rim: E. HALL & CO / 171 BLACKSTONE ST / BOSTON / 2.
Front features a plump Songbird perched on a stylized floral plume, perfectly executed in bold, Slip-Trailed Cobalt. Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior.
Note : This Crock was a special order for the Beantown grocer. Based on the decoration, likely manufactured in New York State. See Internet for further information on the merchant. Condition : Rim and base with signs of wear from use, including shallow chips, flakes, rubs, etc. As shown; otherwise in Very Good to Excellent, essentially as-made condition with strong color and desirable decoration.
Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for complete descriptive accuracy. Note : faint drying line above the H is surface-only and does not go thru.See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 10-1/4W x 9-1/2H overall with a base diameter of 9-1/4. The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-1/2 and 9-1/2, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware A+ Boston MA Merchant Advertising Crock with NY Cobalt Bird, NR" is in sale since Thursday, September 5, 2019. 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., Boston, MA