Stoneware Cake Crock with Cobalt Floral Decoration, 1-Gallon capacity, New England origin, ca. Wheel-thrown, squat cylindrical form with tooled rounded rim and applied lug handles. Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Impressed below the rim with a cobalt-washed stamp reading: NICHOLS & BOYNTON / BURLINGTON, VT. This was a short-lived partnership, and the mark is considered rare.I doubt very many Cake Crocks were produced by this firm. See Bill Ketchums American Stoneware, p. 45 for further information and authors classification. Front features a primitive, fern-like Floral decoration in bold Slip-Trailed Cobalt. Condition : Very Good overall with strong color, uncommon form and desirable Burlington mark.
Minor mperfections are noted below. Moderate wear along the upper rim, where a lid would rest. Small chips on handles and base, as shown. Discoloration and a contact mark on right side & reverse, in-the-making.
No cracks or repaired damage. See photos for complete details and please consider them as part of the description. Measures 5"H x 11"W overall, including the handles.The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-3/4 and 10-1/4, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily. The item "Antique Stoneware Nichols & Boynton VT Cake Crock w Cobalt, Burlington, c. 1850s" is in sale since Thursday, December 13, 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.