What were crocks used for?
Also to know is, do old crocks have lead?
My understanding is that many of the old crock manufacturers used a glaze that contains lead. And the lead supposedly can leach out into the food, especially if one uses them for brining. Brand new American made ones don't contain lead.
Also, what were stoneware jugs used for? They were used for liquor, vinegar, and other general uses. Some had wide-mouths and were used for storing fruit and tomatoes. These jugs came in three sizes, quart, half-gallon and gallon. They have a wide variety of shapes and can be found in white, brown, and brown and white.
Correspondingly, how do you identify antique crocks?
Salt glaze is the tell tale sign of a piece of antique stoneware and it is recognizable by the salty or pebbled surface on a stoneware crock. The use of salt glaze results in a rough texture on the surface of a stoneware crock. This surface helps you to identify the stoneware crock, its age, and origin.
How much are old crocks worth?
Value. These crocks are priced between $900.00 and $975.00 USD .