ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE SALT GLAZED STONEWARE CROCK MADE BY COWDEN & WILCOX HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA 1860 – 1872. Antique primitive salt glazed stoneware one and one half gallon size crock. John Cowden, in 1860, bought the land and erected a pottery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that ended up being one of the pre-eminent potteries of the 1800’s in America. Cowden’s partnership with Isaac Wilcox, lasted for twelve years, and proved to be a center for 19th Century excellence in artistry, for stoneware produced in Central Pennsylvania. This is a one and one half gallon size crock with a shiny coat of salt glaze on the outside and a wash of Albany slip on the inside. On the face is this big blue floral design, created by hand with a brush and blue cobalt glaze. The potter gave us a flattened and jutted lip and an incised accent line about the shoulder. The form is semi-ovoid. Above the blue floral design is the makers stamp which is washed in blue as well and reads, COWDEN & WILCOX HARRISBURG PA. The crock is 9″ tall and 8 3/4″ wide at the mouth. There are hairlines around. The base edge and base extending to the left of the design. There is minimal flaking and zero cracks. This crock has only one defect and that is a small chip along the rim. This is an excellent crock, in amazing condition, made by one of the. Potters for the 1800’s. This item is in the category “Antiques\Primitives”. The seller is “vebry0″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.