Bennington Factory Ovoid Jar

Date: Circa 1785-1811

About: A rare, important Bennington Factory ovoid jar. Two-gallon stoneware jar with cobalt floral decoration. Made by Captain John Norton, Bennington, VT.   Jar has an unglazed surface and dark brown glaze on the interior. Ovoid jar with applied lug handles and flared rim, decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt tulip extending from a leafy stem. Cobalt highlights to maker’s mark and handle terminals. Condition: A minor rim chip to reverse as well as the inside of one of the handles. Stamped “BENNINGTON / FACTORY”.  The “BENNINGTON / FACTORY” maker’s mark was employed during Captain John Norton’s early venture into stoneware production and is considered the rarest of all Norton family stamps.

Size:  12” high x 9” diameter

Item  B139

B139 Bennington Factory Jar web 1b

B139 Bennington Factory Jar web 1c