W. H. FARRAR / GEDDES, NY Stoneware Jug w/ Exceptional Slip-Trailed Bird and Floral Decoration

March 1, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 105

Price Realized: $2,990.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Bird and Floral Decoration, Stamped "W.H. FARRAR & CO. / GEDDES, NY," circa 1860, cylindrical jug with rounded shoulder and tapered spout molding, decorated with a large slip-trailed and brushed design of a bird with shaded wing and heavily-detailed body and tail, seated atop a stylized ground composed of numerous swags. Bird faces a slip-trailed flowering plant with heavily-shaded petals. Slip-trailed "2" with flourish to the bird's right. A strong example of the folky and highly-prized Farrar bird motif. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, found in New York. Some spots of fry to cobalt. Minor contact mark to front. 1 1/8" flake to underside at edge. Glazed-over 3/8" spout chip. Two minor base nicks.

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