6 Gal. J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, NY Stoneware Jar with Shorebird Decoration

October 25, 2014 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 237

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 25, 2014 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Shorebird Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, NY," circa 1885, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a folky slip-trailed design of a long-billed shorebird with turned head and heavy feather detail, standing between two patches of reeds. Slip-trailed "6" above. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Desirable size and maker. A highly unusual variety of bird in American stoneware decoration. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, recently found in a forty-year Pennsylvania antiques collection. Three chips on exterior of rim, the largest measuring approximately 1". Two minor chips on interior of rim. H 14 3/8".

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