Stoneware container. It is smooth grey, with a 1" lip at the top that protrudes slightly. The front has a big number 2 in blue, and a red wing like a bird's. Below that is a blue stamp that says "Red Wing Onion Stoneware Co. Red Wing Minn." beside which is a glob of something that might be cement. The bottom is made of the same material and is somewhat yellow.
This container originated from Red Wing, Minnesota and was made by the Red Wing Union Stoneware Co. This company was founded by a German immigrant named John Paul in 1861 and made various forms of pottery.
Olives are made by packing as many olives as possible, then adding a brine (usually made of vinegar, salt and water). The olives would stay in the crock for approcimately two weeks.
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Crock, circa 1920, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/11180. Accessed 10/20/21.