JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pitcher w/ Butterfly

April 10, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 91

Price Realized: $3,220.00

($2,800 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Butterfly Decoration, Stamped "JULIUS NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.," circa 1840, large-sized, ovoid pitcher with tooled midsection, heavily-ribbed handle, and flared collar with elaborate molding. Front decorated with a brushed cobalt butterfly. Impressed Julius Norton mark and capacity mark brushed over in cobalt. A desirable Norton motif, rarely found on this form. Essentially mint, as-made condition. Some faint, short lines on underside, some of which continue an inch or less onto base. These lines appear to have occurred in the firing. Some traces of old gray paint to surface. Minor base chip on reverse. Stone ping on interior base area of pitcher. H 13 3/8".

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