CORTLAND, New York, Stoneware "Goony Bird" Jar

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 249

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Two-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Gooney Bird Decoration, Stamped "CORTLAND," Madison Woodruff and Romanzo Smith, Cortland, NY, circa 1867-1869, cylindrical jar with tooled shoulder, lug handles, and flared rim, decorated with a cobalt design of a gooney bird with crest, striped body, and solid wing, perched atop a looping trail of cobalt. A highly-prized, distinctly Cortland design. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Includes a salt-glazed lid, which fits tightly. Chip to end of one handle. Wear to end of opposite handle. In-the-firing separation in rim, descending vertically from top of rim, curving and extending 2" horizontally along base of rim. Chips to inner rim for lid. A chip to knob and edge of lid, along with a few additional minor chips to edge of lid.

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