Boston Advertising Stoneware Jug w/ Exceptional Pheasant-in-Tree Decoration, J. & E. Norton, Bennington, VT

July 20, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 109

Price Realized: $4,025.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare and Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pheasant on Stump Decoration, Stamped "SETH E. PECKER / 9 ELM, ST. BOSTON," attributed to J. & E. NORTON, BENNINGTON, VT., circa 1855, cylindrical jug with semi-squared spout, the front decorated with a boldly slip-trailed design of a pheasant with turned head, perched on a tree stump. The slip trailing on this example was executed with a wider-spouted slip cup than is typically found on most Norton pheasants, resulting in a particularly impressive raised design. (The specific design on this jug is closely related to that found on a one-gallon Norton example, sold in our March 5, 2011 auction.) Seth Eastman Pecker, the merchant for whom this jug was made, was a fine wine and liquor dealer, located on 9 Elm Street in Boston, Massachusetts. A vividly-decorated, fresh-to-the-market example of a highly-prized Norton motif. Provenance: The forty-year collection of Robert and the late Diane Bruce. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a dry spot to right side of jug's front and a few very tiny base nicks.

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