Outstanding 4 Gal. J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Deer Jug

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 168

Price Realized: $12,650.00

($11,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Standing Deer Decoration, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT", circa 1885, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with an artistic slip-trailed design of a large deer with turned head and spotted body, standing atop a hilly pasture featuring shrubs, a split-rail fence, and tree stump. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. The distinctive style of the design indicates it was executed by documented stoneware decorator, John Hilfinger (1826-1888), an itinerant artist born in Wurttemberg, Germany, who was active in Bennington from 1855 to 1864. This significant recent discovery in Norton stoneware features a scarce and impressive four-gallon size and survives in exemplary condition. Provenance: Recently found in the Southeastern U.S. Excellent condition with a minor nick to base on reverse, a small iron ping to right side of front, and some typical light staining from use. H 18".

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