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Object ID # 1968.056.008
Object Name Crock, Food Storage
Title Four Gallon Crock
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Date Looks 19th-century
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description 4 gallon-sized pickle crock with a primitive hand-painted design on it. The crock's exterior has a greyish-coloured glaze, while the interior has a dark brown-coloured glaze. It is an open-mouthed crock, with a horizontal impressed line all around, at the same level as the handles. One side has hand-painted blue decor, including what looks like a scribble, the numeral "4", the numerals "9111", another mark and then a large feather motif. The underside has no pottery identification on it. The sides have two applied handles to help lift the crock with, as it likely was heavy when it was filled. They too have the greyish glaze on them.
Makers mark One side has hand-painted blue decor, including what looks like a scribble, the numeral "4", the numerals "9111", another mark and then a large feather motif.
Provenance The pottery of origin is not identified yet, perhaps Brantford. The item belonged to the Alexander and Annie McFaul family of Owen Sound, Grey County. There was a McFaul grocery store for a while, but we do not know if this crock was used there (stores used pickle barrels). The McFaul family resided at 922 2nd Ave. West for many years. The item next belonged to R. C. McFaul, and after 1965, by his wife, Winnifred McFaul (neƩ King) of Owen Sound.


Collection Food Processing Tools & Equipment
Material Ceramic/Glaze/Paint
Dimensions H-30 Dia-27.6 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People McFaul, Alexander
McFaul, R. C.
Subjects Containers
Food
Preserves
Pottery industry
Potteries
Pottery
Function A container used for preserving pickles.