Rare W. HART / OGDENSBURGH Stoneware Cow's Head Churn

March 25, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 99

Price Realized: $6,490.00

($5,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Five-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Cow's Head Decoration, Stamped "W. HART / OGDGENSBURGH", New York State origin, circa 1860, ovoid jar with tooled shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a cow's head with brushed spots, underscored by a looping line. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Includes Albany-slip-glazed lid and pole to wooden dasher. Heavy chipping to lid. The first Hart family piece we have offered with this design, and only the second of its type we have seen. The cow motif possibly references the piece's use as a butter churn. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, which descended in the family of the consignor. Some fry to cobalt. An in-the-firing iron ping to front. A 2" X-shaped surface line to front, not visible on interior. A chip to interior of rim. Typical wear to inner rim for lid. A 2" hairline from rim on reverse. A 1 1/2" hairline to one handle. Small base chips. Heavy chipping to lid. Dasher missing wooden base. H (excluding lid) 17 1/2".

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