This is a super nice condition less common stoneware mead from Philadelphia. Quart sized, circa 1865. Nice crude example with a tilt to the top.
Debossed on shoulder: JOHNSTON & CO / MEAD .
Color: tan with cream dimples
Condition: near mint - structurally sound with no significant chips, dings, hairlines or cracks. Mentioned for accuracy, there is a scratch on the reverse and a scrape on the front (see pics).
Reference Number: Y117