Very Rare N. CLARK / ATHENS Stoneware Jug Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 145

Price Realized: $4,025.00

($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug-Form Cooler with Incised Bird Decoration, Stamped "N. CLARK /ATHENS," New York State origin, circa 1820, ovoid jug with tooled spout, ribbed handle, and circular bung hole at base, decorated with a large incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a bird perched on a cluster of leaves, holding a sprig in its beak. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and at lower handle terminal. Exceptional form for this maker, featuring a striking figural design. Includes wooden stopper. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. H 15 1/2".

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