Unusual CORTLAND Stoneware Lidded Crock with Sea Serpent Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 248

Price Realized: $1,955.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Possibly Unique One-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Sea Serpent Decoration, Stamped "CORTLAND," Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith, Cortland, NY, circa 1867-1869, squat-shaped, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder and flared rim, decorated with a folky cobalt design of a sea serpent with four fan-like fins and accents to the body. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Includes salt-glazed lid, probably not original to the jar. A virtually unheard-of design in American stoneware, executed in brilliant cobalt. Approximately 2" x 1 1/4" restored rim chip. 3 1/2" hairline on right side of jar's front. Some staining and a stone ping to edge of lid.


Unusual CORTLAND Stoneware Lidded Crock with Sea Serpent Decoration

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