Edmands & Co. Stoneware Crock

Antique Stoneware Crock by Edmands & Co. With Cobalt Floral Decoration

9.25″ x 7.5″ | Edmonds & Co. | Stoneware Crock | Molded Handles | Decoration | Folk Art

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  • This beautiful antique stoneware crock was manufactured by the 19th Century Massachusetts Pottery Maker Edmands & Co. | Circa 1860 | It is a decorative piece of folk art stylized with ornate cobalt blue feather detail, and completed with molded handles | This Historical Piece of Stoneware is impressed with the maker’s mark “EDMANDS & CO” | Approx. Measurements 9.5″ H x 7.5″ W | Very Good Condition with no noticeable chips, cracks or crazing.

    Edmands & Co. was located in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and operated from 1850-c. 1865.  Charlestown was famous for its earthenware, dating back to the Provincial Period of the late 1600s. There were huge clay deposits in the area between Medford Street and the Mystic River and early potters used the clay from these pits to make their pots.

    By the 18th Century, Charlestown was the heart of the pottery business — there were upwards of 40 potters operating out of eight or nine shops near Austin Street. During their heyday they shipped their red ware north to Maine and south to Cape Cod and to the Connecticut River. At the peak of its prosperity, in 1775, the town, with all its buildings including its pottery shops, were destroyed by fire.

    Although many potters never recovered, in 1812 Barnabas Edmands built a pottery on Austin Street where he began to make stoneware. Researchers discovered that red ware was poisonous because of its lead content and Edmands was one of many trying to introduce stoneware as a better alternative. It was a much harder ceramic.  It burned at a higher temperature, did not leak and was safe to use.

    In 1850, Edmands and his family moved their pottery factory to a wharf on the Mystic River, toward the Neck. There, they built large furnaces to replace their out-of-date kilns. Edmands’ sons, Edward and Thomas continued the company as Edmands & Hopper Pottery Works and added the manufacture of drain pipe to the pottery line. The factory produced pottery on the banks of the Mystic River until 1905.

  • Weight

    12lb.

    Height

    9.25"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    7.5"

    Weight

    12lb.

    Height

    9.25"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    7.5"

    Artist / Maker

    Edmands & Co.

    Kind

    Ceramics, Pottery & Crystal, Collectibles, Decorations, Folk Art

    Medium

    Ceramic

    Style

    Folk Art