Outstanding Five-Gallon PENN YAN, NY Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Fawn / Deer Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 440

Price Realized: $1,955.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Five-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Standing Fawn Decoration, Stamped "J. MANTELL / PENN YAN", New York State origin, circa 1860, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large and well-detailed design of a fawn with spotted and striped body, standing atop a stylized ground with shrubs. Slip-trailed "5" at shoulder. A particularly fine example by this desirable New York State maker, featuring a striking figural design in the manner of the Burger family of Rochester. Some fry to cobalt. A 7" inverted Y-shaped crack from rim on reverse. Two adjacent glazed-over chips to base. A long, in-the-firing semi-circular clay separation on underside, not visible on interior.

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