What is the purpose of a crock?

What is the purpose of a crock?

A crock is a pottery container sometimes used for food and water, synonymous with the word pot, and sometimes used for chemicals. Derivative terms include crockery and crock-pot. A gypsy’s crock is a (traditionally three-legged) cooking pot.

How do I know if my crock is antique?

An antique crock typically has a thick structural wall, often with a telltale bow in the center. Antique crocks feature very simple freehand-painted decorations, usually executed in cobalt blue ink. Stenciled or hand-drawn letters and numbers also appear on most old crocks.

How do you identify a crock?

How to Identify the Maker of a Crock

  1. The maker’s mark, or stamp, is usually found on the bottom of the crock.
  2. A maker’s mark can be a logo, letter, symbol, or name of the manufacturer.
  3. Master artists would often sign the bottom of the crock.

How big is a number 4 crock?

Product information

Product Dimensions 16.13 x 16.13 x 15.65 inches
Item Weight 24.5 pounds
Manufacturer Ohio Stoneware
Item model number 02580

What do you store in a crock?

Crocks were also used to store fried foods, such as sausages and pork steaks, in a crock. The meat was fried, placed in the crock and with each layer a layer of lard was poured over to cover it completely, then another layer of meat, then lard until the top was reached.

What do you use a ceramic crock for?

As you can guess from the name, these crocks are simply jars (often ceramic or stoneware) that are used to hold veggies as they ferment.

What were old crocks used for?

A. Before the advent of refrigeration, crocks were used in American kitchens to hold foodstuffs such as butter, salted meats and pickled vegetables. The crocks were invariably made of stoneware, a durable, economical ceramic that remains water-tight, even without a glaze.