AMERICAN - 19th CENTURY
American Stoneware is the predominant house ware of the era. Crocks,jugs and preserve jars were kitchen essentials throughout the 18th - 20th Centuries. By 1820,stoneware was being produced in every American center. Today these pieces are prized for their simple beauty.
Offering a one gallon, salt glaze preserve jug marked by potters, Cowden & Wilcox, Harrisburg, Pa. It is 10.5" tall and circa 1863-1881. This jug was decorated using cobalt oxide to produce the bright blue, stylized tulip decoration on the front of the jug. A light brown slip wash is on the interior. The jug has one open loop handle with brushed Cobalt highlights at the terminals. It has minor staining and kiln marks. The colors are crisp and clean. The bottom and top rims are strong with out cracks. It is in excellent condition.