WHITES UTICA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Deer Decoration

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 163

Price Realized: $1,150.00

($1,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Elaborate Cobalt Deer Decoration, Stamped "WHITES UTICA," New York State origin, circa 1860, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a deer with turned head and spotted body, standing between a pine tree and tree stump. Heavy stylized ground cover below. This design's striking similarity to decorations found on J. & E. Norton stoneware of Bennington, VT, indicate it was likely created by the well-known German-born stoneware decorator, John Hilfinger (1826-1888). Significant restoration to exfoliation around body of jar. Most of the cobalt decoration has been left untouched. Painted touch-up to the cobalt is visible at the antlers, tip of stump, sections of the deer's front legs, and some of the shrub tips and ground. Both handles restored.

WHITES UTICA Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Deer Decoration

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