Stoneware Crock with Bird Decoration and NEW YORK CITY Advertising

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 190

Price Realized: $265.50

($225 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Two-Gallon New York City Stoneware Advertising Crock with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "M.A. POCKRIDGE / 856 6TH AVE / NEW YORK", New York State origin, circa 1880, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a fan-tailed bird perched on a stylized branch. Cobalt highlights to advertising and capacity mark. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, from a long-term private collection. Missing half of one handle, an in-the-firing loss, which is glazed over. A 1 1/2" chipped area to base. A 2 1/2" hairline at base on front, extending a few inches onto underside. A 2 1/2" hairline from rim on reverse. Exfoliation to underside. A small flake to base.

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