I have a 4 gal crock with 2 __?__ leaves. I would like to know what kind of leaves are they. The stem of the leaves is coming from the right which I haven’t seen with these leaves before. Is this a production error? I would also like to know when the union label was used. I think it was 1894-1906. And lastly, the value. It does have a major crack/chip. Otherwise, it is in excellent condition.
Thank you very much.
Mark, the leaves on your crock are birch leaves. The way the leaves were applied is not a production error, but most likely applied to fit between the number 4 and union oval. These leaves were the most common used leaves on both the Minnesota & Red Wing stoneware companies. Your crock was produced by the Minnesota Stoneware Company sometime between 1895 & 1906. Value on your crock with the crack is quite low. Maybe $20 to $25. Al Kohlman