Outstanding Miniature Stoneware Incised Bird Churn attrib. Farrar, Geddes, NY

November 3, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 164

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Exceptional Miniature Stoneware Presentation Churn with Incised Bird-and-Floral Motif, Inscribed "RA Whitlock", attributed to William H. Farrar, Geddes, NY, circa 1860, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, flared rim, and rope-twist handles, decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird perched on a looping flourish with flower emanating from it. Reverse incised with the cobalt-highlighted name, "R A Whitlock.". Cobalt highlights to handles. Among the finest examples of William H. Farrar stoneware that we have ever offered, noteworthy on a number of levels, including its size, rope-handled form, presentation inscription, and employment of the potter's classic bird-and-floral in an incised treatment. This churn is the first example of Farrar stoneware that we have seen featuring his distinctive bird-and-floral motif executed with an incised stylus instead of the usual slip cup. A thin 2" crack from rim on reverse. Wear to interior of rim and inner rim for lid. H 6 3/4".


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