10 gallon salt glazed crock, lazy 8 target decoration


Hello Al
I picked up a 10 Gallon Crock and would like to know when it was made and what the markings are and value.  I am including pictures of it.  No cracks although it does have a small chip on the handle, which I also am sending a picture of that. I do know that it is a salt glaze and has a dark brown glaze on the inside.  Any help identifying this would be greatly appreciated.


Mike, your 10 gallon salt glazed crock was produced between 1867 & 1895.  The decoration is called lazy 8 target which is the most common decoration. Also, a number of other potteries used this decoration.   I am not sure if your crock is Red Wing, Western or Ohio as I cannot see the rim.   Either way, the value will be the same if it is any of the other potteries.  Value as I see it is between $300 & $350.  Nice piece.  Al Kohlman