Early Stoneware Brown Bros Arden NC 2gal Signed Crock

Early Stoneware "Brown Bros." "Arden NC" "2" Signed Crock.

Nice early crock from one of the potters who started the pottery movement in Arden.

It measures 8 1/4 inches tall, 7 1/4 across the base, and 10 1/2 across the top.

It does look like it has a crack across the bottom on the inside but doesn't have it on the bottom. A shallow stress crack in the glaze is my best description.

No chips or cracks on the rim but it does have a pretty big inclusion on the left side about 5 inches from the logo on the rim.

Other inclusions and marks from manufacture but the ne on the rim is bigger than normal.

Please see all the pictures.

Quite a heavy hand thrown crock made of local orange red clay.

Ships for 10 1/2 pounds plus optional insurance.

Can be picked up in Abingdon VA.