Himself's grandfather was one of the original North Dakota homesteader in 1901. The farm was passed down to his father (The Yankee) in 1946, and he lived there until he passed in 1994. The farm is still in the family, with #2 brother living there now.
When the brothers divided up things after Yankee passed, we got several old crocks. These were used by Himself's family to make sauerkraut and pickles. I use them in all sorts of other ways.
One of them is in our living room holding blankets and throws for chilly winter days.
This particular crock has some damage but that doesn't make a difference for what we use it for. I love the "Red Wing" markings and that beautifully done '15'.
I'm not sure how old it is but I'd put it at no earlier than the 40s. (I can't see my father-in-law buying one).
The best thing about this crock is the link it has to Himself's family history. You can't buy that...