5 Gal. NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. Crock w/ Unusual Pecking Chicken and Chicks Decoration

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 127

Price Realized: $1,380.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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October 22, 2016 Auction Catalog

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Exceptional Five-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Decoration of a Chicken Pecking Corn with Chicks, Stamped "NEW YORK / STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, N.Y.", circa 1875, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with an elaborate slip-trailed scene of a hen flanked by two chicks, each pecking kernels of corn from a well-detailed ground. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. The inclusion of chicks into the popular chicken pecking corn motif is highly unusual. A 4 3/4" surface line to left side of crock, extending through one handle terminal and not visible on the interior. A large sideways V-shaped crack on far right side of crock's front, connecting to some thin cracks under the right handle. A wide, circular separation in clay around circumference of underside, which occurred in the firing and is not visible on the interior. A wide 4 1/4" Y-shaped separation on interior base, which occurred in the firing and is not visible on the exterior. A 1 1/8" chip on interior of rim and a 3/8" glazed-over chip on interior of rim. Some bubbling to cobalt. H 12 3/8".


5 Gal. NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. Crock w/ Unusual Pecking Chicken and Chicks Decoration

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