Rare J. C. WAELDE / NORTH BAY 3 Gal. Stoneware Crock with Cow Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 351

Price Realized: $2,760.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Stenciled Cobalt Cow Decoration, Stamped "J.C. WAELDE / NORTH BAY," New York State origin, circa 1855, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with heavily-sponged, stenciled design of a cow standing atop a sponged ground. Slip-trailed wavy line and spot decoration flanking the cow. Slip-trailed "3" above. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Excellent figural design with a visually-appealing use of different decorative techniques. Significant restoration to most of surface, including some touch-up to ground below cow, and a 1/4" touched-up spot to left of cow's back leg. Remainder of decoration untouched and original. Some exfoliation to underside.

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