19th C F. H. Cowden Harrisburg Pa "snowflake" Salt Glazed Stoneware Crock 4 Gal
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19th C F. H. Cowden Harrisburg Pa "snowflake" Salt Glazed Stoneware Crock 4 Gal:
Offered here AS-IS without reserve is an imposing antique 19th century hand thrown semi-square rimmed 4 gallon salt glazed stoneware ovoidcrock with cobalt blue "snowflake" stencil decoration, circa 1880. Having applied lug handles accentuated with cobalt decoration and tooled shoulder, with impressed maker's mark to the front F. H.COWDEN, HARRISBURG,and anAlbany slip interior.
height 12 3/4"; diameter of top 10 3/4"-11 1/2"; diameter of base 8" (top rim of crock is very out of round, 3/4" in difference)
Frederick H. Cowden Pottery:
After the death of John Wallace Cowden (Frederick's father) in 1872 of the COWDEN & WILCOX firm (founded 1861), Frederick operated the pottery under the name "F. H. Cowden" formally from 1881-1888. In 1888 Frederick's son John Wallace Cowden II joined the firm and the named changed once again to "F.H. Cowden & Son".
Condition: (please review all pictures carefully)
Condition is fair, one large crack to the front of crock measuring approximately 5-6" in length, no restorations, age appropriate wear and discoloration in areas and typical imperfections to stoneware from glazing, firing, cooling process, etc.
Please feel free to ask questions or ask for additional pictures. I will offer local pick-up.