Unusual WHITE'S UTICA Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, One-Gallon

November 2, 2013 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 67

Price Realized: $143.75

($125 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Unusual Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "WHITE'S UTICA," New York State origin, circa 1860, cylindrical crock with thick rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a fan-tailed bird perched on a stylized branch. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Desirable small size. 2 3/4" Y-shaped line to left side of crock's front, not visible on interior. Some spidering hairlines near base on reverse, which are difficult to see. A stained spot on reverse. Smaller stained spot to bird's tail on front. Spots of fry to bird. Two short minor surface lines in rim, not visible on the interior.

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