Six-Gallon WHITES UTICA Stoneware Churn with Slip-Trailed Double Bird Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 310

Price Realized: $747.50

($650 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Scarce Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Double-Bird Decoration, Stamped "WHITES UTICA," New York State origin, circa 1865, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of two crested bird with flowing tails and striped bodies, perched in the crook of a tree branch. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Significant restoration to top half of churn on front and reverse, including touch-up to left side of decoration, visible on bird's beak and crest and end of branch. Chipping to inner rim for lid.

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