Very Rare UNION POTTERY / NEWARK N.J. / J. ZIPF Prop'r Stoneware Horse Crock

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 182

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Horse Head Decoration, Stamped "UNION POTTERY / NEWARK N.J. / J. ZIPF, Prop'r," circa 1880, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a folky slip-trailed design of a horse with stylized mane. Slip-trailed "2" over maker's mark. This crock is the first example of horse decoration from this pottery we have seen. Very nice condition. A shallow 1 1/8" flake to interior of rim, along with a few other minor chips on interior of rim. A minor flake to right side of crock. Two minor iron pings on interior of crock. The words "NEWARK, N.J." within maker's mark are barely present.

Very Rare UNION POTTERY / NEWARK N.J. / J. ZIPF Prop r Stoneware Horse Crock

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