Extremely Rare WHITES UTICA Stoneware Cream Jar w/ Cobalt Decoration of a Man's Bust

October 17, 2015 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 394

Price Realized: $2,415.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare One-Gallon Stoneware Cream Jar with Cobalt Decoration of a Man's Bust, Stamped "WHITES UTICA", New York State origin, circa 1865, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a man's bust with mustache, goatee, and well-executed hair, flanked by foliate motifs. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Some fairly innocuous, light fry to cobalt. A 4" Y-shaped crack at base, which continues onto underside and connects to two thinner lines. Wear and shallow chips throughout exterior of rim, including a 1 1/2" chip to side of rim. Additional wear to interior of rim. Two small chips to one handle. A shallow 5/8" chip to end of opposite handle. An approximately 3 3/4" Y-shaped surface line to reverse, not visible on interior.

Extremely Rare WHITES UTICA Stoneware Cream Jar w/ Cobalt Decoration of a Man s Bust

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