F. B. NORTON & CO. / WORCESTER, MASS. Stoneware Crock w/ Unusual Parrot Decoration

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 237

Price Realized: $413.00

($350 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Four-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Parrot Decoration, Stamped "F.B. NORTON & CO. / WORCESTER, MASS.", circa 1870, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a crested parrot with heavily-shaded body and spotted tail, perched on a leaf. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. Some light exfoliation to surface. Three chips to interior of rim, the largest measuring 1 5/8". A small chip to exterior of rim. A thin 6" crack on underside, extending 4 1/4" up reverse, where it forms a long Y. A 3" x 1 1/8" in-the-firing base chip on reverse.

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