Antique Salt Glazed Stoneware Butter Crock with Lid, Missing Wire Handle

Antique Salt Glazed Stoneware Butter Crock with Lid, Missing Wire Handle

Regular price $95.50

 

Description:  Small covered crocks similar to this one were once used in kitchens for storing butter.  Today, they are popular as kitchen accents or used as planters.  This salt glazed stoneware crock from the earlier years features cobalt blue, stenciled lettering and decoration with an overglaze giving the surface a soft, light gray appearance.  The stoneware lid with fingertip knob sits down on the unglazed lip. There are two recessed holes where there once was a wire bail handle. 

  • Salt Glazed Exterior and Interior with an Unglazed Base and Inner Lip
  • Glazed All Over Lid
  • Two Thin Blue Bands Encircling Crock
  • Blue Stenciled Lettering “Butter” on one side
  • Blue Stenciled Decoration on Three Sides
  • Missing Wire Bail Handle

Note:  Refer to Condition for additional information.

Circa:  Most Likely Early 1900’s

Dimensions:  
Height:  3 5/8”
Width:  5 ¾” (across-exterior)
Width:  5” (across – inside)

Product Weight:   2 pounds 4 ounces

Type:  Butter Crock

Material:  Pottery, Stoneware

Markings:  No visible markings or signatures

Colors:  Blue, White

Origin:  United States

Condition:   Previously owned - used. Condition is consistent with age.  No cracks.  Pitted top lid.  1 ¾” chip on lower edge of base.  Glaze skip on lower edge of base.  Small 1/8” chip above “B” and top band.  Missing its wire bail handle.  Please refer to photographs.

                                        
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