WHITES UTICA Stoneware Churn w/ Large Slip-Trailed Running Bird Decoration

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 163

Price Realized: $2,875.00

($2,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Large Cobalt Running Bird Decoration, Stamped "WHITES UTICA," New York State origin, circa 1860, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a "running" bird with fan-shaped tail atop a stylized vine. Nicely-executed slip-trailed wreath design surrounding the cobalt-highlighted maker's mark and capacity mark. Includes Albany-slip-glazed stoneware lid and wooden dasher. A particularly fine example of the classic Whites "running bird" design, exhibiting exceptional color. 4" crack from rim on reverse. 2" hairline from rim on on front. A shallow chip on interior of rim. Salt drip to side. Base chip on reverse.

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