Rare BENNINGTON FACTORY Decorated Stoneware Jug

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 178

Price Realized: $1,800.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "BENNINGTON FACTORY", Captain John Norton, Bennington, VT, early 19th century, ovoid jug with tooled, semi-squared spout and ribbed handle, the front decorated with a brushed flower blossom extending from a looping stem. Cobalt highlight to maker's mark and capacity mark. The "BENNINGTON FACTORY" maker's mark was employed during Captain John Norton's early venture into stoneware production and is considered the rarest of all Norton family stamps. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a few typical in-the-firing contact marks, including a 1" circular piece of clay, which adhered to the shoulder during the firing.

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