Outstanding 2 Gal. GEDDES, N.Y. Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Rooster Decoration

October 22, 2016 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 21

Price Realized: $19,550.00

($17,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Exuberant Cobalt Rooster Decoration, Stamped "GEDDES, N.Y.", William H. Farrar, Geddes, NY, third quarter 19th century, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a rooster with striped body, spotted neck, and cobalt-filled comb, wattle, and wing. Bird is standing upon a tapered object with wavy line and spot decoration and foliate accents, possibly representing a nest, urn, or stump. Brushed cobalt "2" to shoulder. Brushed cobalt highlight to maker's mark. A wonderful figural decoration in terms of detail, size, and color. This example typifies the highly expressive, folk art quality of Farrar's best bird motifs. Easily one of the finest rooster-decorated examples of American stoneware we have ever offered. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a thirty-five year Midwestern collection. Excellent condition with some minor surface wear, a 1" surface line at base, and a 1/2" surface chip near the base, probably in-the-firing. H 14 1/4".

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