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The 18th and 19th century cobalt-decorated salt-glazed stoneware pottery that was created by the Norton family of Vermont is one of the most highly sought after pieces of stoneware in today's antique market.

Founded in 1785 by Captain John Norton, the utilitarian wares from this period were marked "Bennington Factory", while some were incised or cobalt decorated, most pieces only had a number, if at all. In 1812 Luman Norton joined his father in the company and ran it after his father retired. 1833 brought Luman's son Julius into the company and after Luman's retirement and a brief partnership with his brother-in-law Christopher Fenton, Julius brought his cousin Edward Norton into the company.

 It was during this period that some of the most desirable cobalt decorated and detailed pieces of stoneware were created, bringing the largest values in today's market for Norton Antique Stoneware. These pieces were detailed with deer, elaborate birds of various kinds, dogs, rabbits, trees and houses.

Charlestown 2 Gallon Double Dipped Stoneware Jug With Impressed Stamped Double Hearts  
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$1,225.00
J & E NortonBennington Vermont 2 Gallon Cobalt Decorated Pheasant On Stump Stoneware Jug 
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$1,775.00
19th Century Large New England Gonic Two Tone Redware Jug  
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$975.00

J.Norton & Co. Three Gallon Bennington Vt. Double Bird Stoneware Pot 
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$3,495.00
L.W.Fenton St.Johnsbury Vermont Stoneware Pot W Cobalt Blue Decoration 
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$295.00
Five Gallon E&LP Norton Vermont Stoneware Churn With Crisp Blue Decoration 
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$1,375.00

F.B.Norton Worcester 3 Gallon Stoneware Cake Crock With Parrot 
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$1,575.00
Two Gallon Stoneware Jug With INCISED Letters 
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$295.00
Small Ovoid New York or New Jersey Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar 
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$395.00

One Gallon Charlestown Pitcher With Rare Impressed Motif 
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$975.00
Miniature Blue Decorated Stoneware Jar Probably Baltimore or VA. Area 
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$525.00
19th Century Redware Inkwell 
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$185.00

Unusual Bradshaw`s Railroad Store Stoneware Jug With Blue Decoration 
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$1,295.00
Julius Norton Bennington Vt. 2 Gallon Jug With Honeysuckle Decoration 
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$585.00
Cotton & Smith Stoneware Grocery Store Jug Blue Decoration 
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$395.00

19th Century S.Hart Decorated New York Stoneware Jug 
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$385.00

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