Ohio Stoneware Crock w/ Cow

November 6, 2010 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 132

Price Realized: $2,875.00

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

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Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Folk Art Cow Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1870, cylindrical crock with tooled band, thin rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a boldly-brushed and slip-trailed design of a standing cow with udder, curved horns, and elongated body embellished with blocks of cobalt slip. Cow is underscored by a series of leafy vines with curling stems. Slip-trailed "4" at base. A highly unusual subject in American stoneware, depicted in strong cobalt against a light ground. Provenance: From a long-term New England antiques collection. Many small flakes to left of cow on shoulder of crock. Two thin cracks from rim, measuring 3 1/2" and 3 1/4". Two small chips to one handle. H 10 3/4".

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