Lot of Two: Stoneware Jars incl. J. NORTON & CO. Double Bird Jar

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 368

Price Realized: $287.50

($250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

PLEASE NOTE:  This result is 5 years old, and the American ceramics market frequently changes. Additionally, small nuances of color, condition, shape, etc. can mean huge differences in price. Please Contact Us for a Current, Accurate assessment of your items.

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Two Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Jars, New England origin, third quarter 19th century, a two-gallon jar with cobalt floral decoration, stamped "SOMERSET, / POTTERS WORKS", paired with a two-gallon jar with double-bird decoration, stamped "J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT.". Somerset Potters Works jar with various flaws, including several thin cracks to body and descending from rim, as well as chips and Albany slip loss to interior. Norton jar with a wide Y-shaped crack from rim, exfoliation to surface, a small chip to interior of rim, and minor wear to inner rim where a lid would rest.


Lot of Two: Stoneware Jars incl. J. NORTON & CO. Double Bird Jar

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