This is a stoneware mead from Philadelphia in the hefty quart size. Circa 1855-1860. The Johnston mead is harder to find than McKinney and Twitchell ones. Nice strike on the debossing.
Debossed on shoulder: JOHNSTON & CO / MEAD
Height: 10 1/2"
Color: tan with beige dimples and blended chocolate up one side
Condition: gem mint - structurally perfect, clean, just spotty high point wear.
Reference Number: Y144