WONDERFUL VINTAGE COBALT BLUE DECORATED, SALT GLAZED STONEWARE POTTERY TWO HANDLED CROCK. What a beautiful piece of pottery! Rich, vibrant hand painted cobalt blue colored designs. Salt Glaze Pottery production began in Germany, dating back to the 1500's. Salt was added to the kiln while the pottery was being fired. This created the textured, nubby effect to the piece, along with the clear, glassy finish to the craftsman's item. This lovely two handled crock, is in very good vintage condition, free of chips or cracks, as shown in the photos. It measures about 7" tall, 7" handle to handle, 5 3/4" in diameter at the top. It is marked into the mold, "2L". Most likely made in Germany.