Antique stoneware crocks have marks and symbols that collectors can use to trace the origins. From geometric shapes to symbols from nature, these marks are as varied as the pieces they identify. Words or initials are als... More »

To identify antique stoneware markings, people should first determine what letters or numbers the mark consists of and then look the mark up on the website of an auction house, such as Crocker Farm, Inc. It may also help... More »

The value of an antique stoneware pickle crock can be estimated by checking through completed online auction listings or by asking an antiques dealer that sells similar crocks. The value of any single crock depends upon ... More »

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Antique crocks and jugs are excellent when used as kitchen utensil holders, cookie jars, vases, planters and bookends. Lidded stoneware crocks are also popular for curing homemade pickles and holding crafting supplies. More »