Antique Stoneware Crocks & Jugs
Antique stoneware crocks and jugs have been one of the most highly sought after collectibles. They display very nicely and usually feature distinctive cobalt blue decorations of birds, flowers and even Civil War soldiers! The peak of salt glazed stoneware occurred during the 19th century when local clay and potting wheels were used to create these works of art. Stoneware was very popular in New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont but in many southern states as well. Some of the most highly collected stoneware comes from makers such as Hamilton & Jones, David Greenland Thompson, Norton, West Troy Pottery, and Absalom Stedman.