Very Rare J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jar with Pear Decoration

March 19, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 8

Price Realized: $316.25

($275 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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March 19, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jar with Cobalt Pear Decoration, Stamped "J. NORTON & CO / BENNINGTON VT.", circa 1855, cylindrical jar with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of an inverted pear amid a floral spray with circular blossom, leaves, and curled trails. Relatively few examples of Norton stoneware with pear decorations are known. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. A 1 3/8" chip to rim on reverse. A small iron ping to reverse and shoulder on front. A worn spot to one end of each handle. A 3 1/4" glazed-over, inverted Y-shaped line on interior of rim, a very small portion of which is visible on the exterior. Wear to inner rim where a lid would rest.

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