Antique 1896 Union Stoneware Two Gallon Birch Leaf Crock.


Antique 1896 Union Stoneware Two Gallon Birch Leaf Crock.
Wonderful piece of Union Stoneware of Red Wing Minnesota.
This is a predecessor to the well-known Red Wing Stoneware Company.

A Little History,
Around 1896, salt glaze pottery was replaced by a creamy colored zinc glaze and the hand drawn cobalt designs were replaced with the stamped designs, which were the Elephant Ear and the Birch Leaf designs. Around 1906, the elephant ear and birch leaf designs were replaced with the now familiar red wing design.
Union Stoneware Company was in production from 1894 to 1906.
Union Stoneware and Red Wing Stoneware, plus other stoneware companies merged to form the Red Wing Union Stoneware Company in 1906.

This lovely crock is known as a #2 Birch Leaf design, which dates right around 1896-1900.
Condition is very good with the normal manufacturing blemishes, also has a few tiny chips across the front bottom edge (shown in pictures). The crock has a line on the left side, this is a blemish not a crack.

Circa, 1896
Measurements, 10½” tall with lid, 10¼” diameter at top rim, weighs 9.12 pounds.
Please see all pictures as they are part of the description.

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