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This crock was discovered at an estate sale in one of the mansions on the road overlooking the Indian River in Cocoa, FL. It was the estate of the former mayor of Cocoa, Noah "Sonny" Butts, who was also a speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and the the first chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority when the port was created in the 1950s.

I was drawn to this butter crock that sat in the corner on the floor, rejected. It was still amazing to me. I had to rescue it. Yes, sadly, it has a crack. Somebody surely would want this awesome relic from long ago.

The crack, amazingly enough, ends before it gets to the other side, so the piece actually never came completely in two. But its a long crack. It starts as pictured in the final view, runs from the top edge near the handle, down to the bottom and left across the front of the crock and ends before it gets to the handle on the other side. I cant see this ever being used for its original purpose anyway, so it's now meant to just be admired. It is "now showing" in my kitchen display cabinet. And is that the original lid ? or something someone hand crafted as a replacement, rough hewn out of a tree trunk cross section ?, nice touch. It fits just snug enough. Metal bale is good and sturdy with a bit o rust.

Antique AND primitive.

6.5" diameter, 4.5" h plus lid, 4 lbs.

Antique early 1900 Butter Crock Stoneware Pottery

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: stoneware, ceramic, pottery
  • Only ships within United States.
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