F.B. NORTON & CO / WORCESTER. MASS Double Parrot Stoneware Crock

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 340

Price Realized: $885.00

($750 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Four-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Double Parrot Decoration, Stamped "F.B. NORTON & CO / WORCESTER. MASSS.", circa 1870, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a two parrots perched on leaves, underscored by three tornado-shaped trails. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Provenance: Robert Meltzer Collection. A small in-the-firing contact mark to rim on reverse. A large in-the-firing clay separation on interior, a small section of which is visible on the exterior as a faint line above one handle. A small in-the-firing chip to interior of rim.

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