WHITES UTICA Stoneware Jar with Slip-Trailed Bird Decoration

March 14, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 318

Price Realized: $258.75

($225 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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One-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "WHITES UTICA," New York State origin, circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a bold slip-trailed design of a long-tailed, "running" bird atop a stylized branch. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark. Some fry to cobalt, primarily on tail. A 5" Y-shaped crack of left side, which includes a smal reglued surface sliver. This crack extends onto underside, where it forms a Y. Chips to one handle. Two short hairlines to opposite handle. A 2" hairline from rim on side of jar. A 1 1/8" in-the-firing base chip. Some light staining to side and reverse.

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