L. NORTON & SON / BENNINGTON Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Ochre Decoration

November 1, 2008 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 130

Price Realized: $2,875.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Monumental and Very Rare Eight-Gallon Stoneware Water Cooler with Ochre Tree Decoration, Stamped "L. NORTON & SON / BENNINGTON," Vermont origin, circa 1835, highly ovoid cooler with tooled collar and shoulder, applied lug handles, and circular bung hole at base. Decorated in ochre with an artistically-rendered tree bearing large flower blossoms and buds, centered on a patch of ground flanked by shrubs. A highly desirable color of decoration used by some of the Nortons and other early New England potters. The size and form of this example make it truly exceptional. In-the-making 6" separation line to left of bung hole, which does not go through to interior. This line connects to an approximately 7" wrinkle in the clay, which also occurred in the making, and does not go through to the interior. One tiny base chip. Two short separation lines in bung hole. H 18".

L. NORTON & SON / BENNINGTON Stoneware Water Cooler w/ Ochre Decoration

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