JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Bird

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 90

Price Realized: $2,530.00

($2,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped "JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.," circa 1840, ovoid jar with applied lug handles, decorated with a folk art design of a long-billed bird, possibly a woodpecker or hummingbird, perched on a flowering branch. The bird's heavily-incised wing is brushed over in cobalt slip. An additional outline of a bird's body is lightly-incised to the right. Desirable maker and charming design. Incised decoration by the Norton family is considered highly unusual. Several small rim chips. Small handle chip. Stone ping at base on reverse. Base chip on reverse. H 10 6/8".

JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar w/ Incised Bird

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