Rare W. A. LEWIS / GALESVILLE, NY Stoneware Churn with Pheasant Decoration

July 16, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 428

Price Realized: $2,300.00

($2,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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July 16, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Pheasant-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "W-A LEWIS / GALESVILLE N-Y", circa 1858, semi-ovoid churn with rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a pheasant with crest and turned head, perched in the crook of a tree stump. Good detail to stump and ground below. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Figural-decorated pieces from the W.A. Lewis Pottery are considered rare. This example combines a skillfully-turned, large-sized churn form with a formidable pheasant motif measuring 10 1/2" tall. Significant sealed cracks on reverse, extending onto left and right sides of churn. Spider line extending from base to wing of bird. An iron ping to front. A salt drip to reverse. H 19".

Rare W. A. LEWIS / GALESVILLE, NY Stoneware Churn with Pheasant Decoration

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