Description : An exceptional Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Floral Decoration, 2-Gallon capacity, New England origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles.
Shiny, Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Impressed under the rim with a cobalt-washed stamp: BULLARD & SCOTT / CAMBRIDGEPORT, MASS, with a capacity designation below. Little is known about the partnership of Joseph Bullard and Alexander Scott, and their stoneware manufactory located in the Allston neighborhood of Boston.
Laura Woodside Watkins mentions them very briefly in Early New England Potters and Their Wares pp. I have always assumed the pair were liquor merchants of some kind.. See Internet for further information. Front features a large Onion-type Floral decoration, artistically executed in bold Slip-Trailed Cobalt.
Condition : Two very minor flakes on the right handle, as shown; otherwise in Excellent to Nearly Mint, as-made condition. No cracks, repaired damage or restoration work.See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures approximately 10-1/2W x 9H overall with a base diameter of 9-3/4. The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-3/4 and 10, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware A+ MA Crock with Cobalt, Bullard & Scott, Cambridgeport, c. 1875" is in sale since Friday, January 11, 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.