Albany Slip Antique Crock Jug. Salt Glazed Stoneware 1 Gallon Jug for a Primitive Decor.
The actual age and manufacturer of this Stoneware Crock Jug are unknown. The Jug does have hand drawn marks on its side, however they are quite illegible. Albany Slip clay was used to create the brown decorative upper band. Mined in the Hudson Valley of New York State, Albany Slip dates back to the Revolutionary War.
Pottery making was very active in the northern Hudson Valley region By the 1840’s. Close to 60 potters were producing in the city of Albany alone, due to the proximity to Albany mud. As a result, the brown decorative clay became quite popular.
During the start of prohibition the call for stoneware jugs declined. This along with the popularity of mass-produced glass jars the market for Crock jugs eventually died. Bringing to close an era which had thrived for close to 2 centuries.
Antique Crock Jug Size and Condition
This Albany Slip Antique Crock Jug is a 1 gallon jug measuring 11″ tall by 7″ wide. The Stoneware Crock is in very good condition with no cracks or chips. The appearance of this jug however is quite homely. The Albany Slip on this jug appears not to have fired correctly giving the brown decorative band a runny look. This Stoneware jug would feel right at home in a primitive decor sitting.