Exceptional JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Peacock

March 3, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 157

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Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Peacock on Branch Decoration, Stamped "JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER," NY State origin, circa 1860, semi-ovoid churn with flared rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a large and artistically slip-trailed design of a peacock with long, heavily-detailed tail and intricate feathering to body, perched on a leafy tree branch. American stoneware designs are rarely accomplished with such artistry and fineness. The entire design is composed of hundreds of slip-trailed strokes, with the peacock's tail displaying at least thirty-seven individual eyes. Measuring approximately 16" along, the peacock on this churn is certainly one of most elaborate depictions of the species ever found on a piece of American stoneware. Provenance: This churn was recently discovered in New Jersey, having descended in a Rochester family and never offered for sale since its manufacture. Restored crack around midsection of churn, with no touch-up to cobalt. A few additional tight lines to reverse. Minor base chip. Minor stone ping at base on side of churn. H 19".

Exceptional JOHN BURGER / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Churn with Peacock

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