Are the attached stoneware salt glazed brown Albany clay? Any info is much appreciated Apolonio
Apolonio, the pieces you have here did have an Albany slip applied to the clay when they were produced. The Albany slip came from Albany, New York and was used to cover the clay to prevent the contents of the pieces from leaking. Albany slip melded into the pores of the clay at a lower temperature than it took to fire the clay. This provided a smooth seal to the crock or jug it was applied to. The only piece that is Red Wing in the molded Albany slip jug that is bottom signed. The value on that piece is between $50 & $75 if in perfect condition.