Rare BENNINGTON FACTORY Ovoid Stoneware Lidded Jar with Floral Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 2

Price Realized: $960.00

($800 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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March 19, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Lidded Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "BENNINGTON FACTORY", Captain John Norton, Bennington, VT, early 19th century, ovoid jar with applied lug handles and flared rim, decorated on the front with a brushed cobalt tulip extending from a leafy stem. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and handle terminals. Jar includes a salt-glazed lid of Northeastern U.S. manufacture, found with the jar and possibly original to it. The "BENNINGTON FACTORY" maker's mark was employed during Captain John Norton's early venture into stoneware production and is considered the rarest of all Norton family stamps. Heavy shallow chipping to interior of rim. A 1" partially glazed-over chip on exterior of rim. A minor rim chip to reverse. A chip to one handle terminal. Some in-the-firing roughness to flower. A few typical iron pings. Lid with a chip and short hairline. H (including lid) 12".

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