Very Rare HARRINGTON & BURGER / ROCHESTER Six-Gallon Crock w/ Elaborate Deer Scene

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 225

Price Realized: $2,990.00

($2,600 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 18, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Rare and Fine Six-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Elaborate Cobalt Standing Deer Scene, Stamped "HARRINGTON & BURGER / ROCHESTER", New York State origin, circa 1852-1854, large-sized, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, tall rim, and applied lug handles, profusely-decorated with slip-trailed design of a large standing deer with turned head, large rack, and spotted body, flanked by two trees atop a heavily-shrubbed ground. Slip-trailed "6." above. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. This wonderful figural design covers most of the jar's front and measures an outstanding 13" long and 11" tall. The design highlights why Rochester stoneware has become so desirable, as few American stoneware decorators were so artistic and refined in their work. The jar was made during the short-lived partnership of two of New York State's premier potters, Thompson Harrington and John Burger, which lasted only a few years. A thin crack across underside, which continues approximately 8" up reverse of jar. Two very faint surface lines on reverse, not visible on interior and likely in-the-firing. A shallow base chip. A 5/8" glazed-over iron ping to reverse. A stone ping on top of rim. H 16".

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