This is the last of my mothers crocks. Some had flaws, but this one is near perfect. SALT GLAZE STONEWARE 2 GALLON IN WONDERFUL CONDITION. Rather than the standard bright cobalt blue markings, I wanted to point out the soft coloring on this piece that has raised Drop 8 markings. She saved her favorite pieces for herself, and this was her best crock.It's not huge, but it is in excellent condition. This is an original antique (mid-late 19th century) 2 gallon stoneware crock with salt glaze on the outside, Albany slip glaze on the inside, and softer blue markings on the front including an uncommon Drop 8 type pattern.
It was produced in Minnesota between 1877 and 1895? Albany (brown) slip interior with beige salt glazed exterior and a hand drawn raised blue design. There is a surface chip on the inside top rim (pictured).
It feels like it's been there a long time. A small bit of character.
I can find no other post-birth blemishes. Originally kept in the Wausau Wisconsin area. The item "Antique 2 Gallon Drop 8 Salt Glaze Crock RARE Design Red Wing VERY NICE" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2020.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks". The seller is "4quality1" and is located in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.This item can be shipped to United States.