Rare FORT EDWARD POTTERY CO. Stoneware Syrup Jug with Double Bird Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 240

Price Realized: $1,265.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Syrup Jug with Cobalt Double Bird Decoration, Stamped "FORT EDWARD POTTERY CO.," New York State origin, circa 1859, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder and pinched pouring spout, the front decorated with a vibrant slip-trailed design of a two large birds perched on stylized branches. Birds detailed with long tails, crests, heavily-shaded wings, and swag-like detail to their bodies. Exceptional decoration, form, and color, together with a scarce, early Fort Edward mark. A particularly fine example from this prominent stoneware-producing city. Thin crack extending 5 1/2" from spout on reverse. Chips to top of pouring spout. A few additional minor rim chips. 5/8" chip to side of jug.

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