Exceptional HUDSON, N.Y. POTTERY Stoneware Bird Crock

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 153

Price Realized: $3,335.00

($2,900 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Auction Highlight:  NY State Stoneware

July 16, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Outstanding Eight-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "HUDSON / N.Y. / POTTERY", Benjamin Wolford at the Hudson, New York pottery of Amos S. Hover and Charles Fingar, circa 1870, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a very large slip-trailed design of a crested bird with fan-shaped tail and spotted body, perched on a heavily-striped stump surrounded by shrubs. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Relatively few "HUDSON / N.Y. / POTTERY" pieces of this decorative quality are known. The beauty of this design is augmented by the jar's fine color and extremely rare eight-gallon size. The best example by this firm we have ever offered. Literature: Information on maker provided by William C. Ketchum, Jr., The Potters and Potteries of New York State, 1650-1900, p. 113. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a small rim chip on side of crock. H 15".

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