Four-Gallon Albany Stoneware Bird Jug, probably R. O'Connell Pottery

July 18, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 3

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 18, 2015 Auction Catalog

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Fine Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Cobalt Bird-on-Stump Decoration, Albany, NY origin, probably R. O'Connell Pottery, circa 1860, cylindrical jug with squared spout and applied handle, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a bird with turned head and heavily-feathered body, perched on a graduated, stylized stump. Slip-trailed "4" above. Excellent size and detail to decoration. Pieces bearing this distinctive bird motif were made in Albany, NY circa 1860, and are occassionally found bearing an "ALBANY, NY" maker's mark. Remarkable, essentially as-made condition with a drip of staining to left side of jug. H 17".

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