Unusual C. W. BRAUN / BUFFALO, NY Stoneware Churn with Elaborate Tree Decoration

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 60

Price Realized: $1,840.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Tree Decoration, Stamped C.W. BRAUN / BUFFALO N.Y., circa 1870, semi-ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and semi-rounded rim, decorated with a heavily slip-trailed design of a tree flanked by two bushes. A highly unusual and visually-appealing design. Includes a tightly-fitting three-gallon churn lid. 5 Y-shaped hairline on right side of churn. Two faint, minor hairlines from rim, measuring approximately 2 1/2 each. A few faint surface lines, not visible on interior. Small stone ping at end of one handle, visible on reverse. Thin crack to lid.

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