T. HARRINGTON / LYONS Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Bird Decoration

July 21, 2012 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 189

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Spotted Bird and Floral Decoration, Stamped "T. HARRINGTON / LYONS," New York State origin, circa 1860, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, flared rim, and applied lug handles, featuring a folky and artistic slip-trailed cobalt design of a bird perched in a flowering plant. Bird is depicted with turned head, large eye, and meticulously-spotted back, tail, and breast. Plant features two daisies with spotted petals. Decoration measures an impressive 10" x 9". Exceptional color with crisp spotted patterning to bird. Depictions of birds by the Thompson Harrington pottery of Lyons are considered rare. Includes Albany-slip-glazed lid. Sealed spidering cracks from rim on front, including a few small surface chips missing from crack, and a 1/2" flake reglued at rim. Shallow 1 1/4" rim chip on side of churn. Hairlines from rim on reverse, along with some tight spidering lines to shoulder on reverse. Tight lines on underside, including a tight 6" Y-shaped line extending up from base under one handle. Wear to interior of rim where a lid would rest. Chips to lid. H (including lid) 18 3/4".

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