Six Pieces of Utilitarian Pottery, American, English, and German, 19th century

July 22, 2017 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 587

Price Realized: $767.00

($650 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Six Pieces of Utilitarian Pottery, American, English, and German, 19th century, a Rockingham toby snuff jar with lid, stamped "Lyman Fenton & Co. / Fenton's / ENAMEL / PATENTED / 1849 / BENNINGTON, Vt."; two yellowware salts with seaweed decoration; a flint enamel jug with snake-form handle, embossed "SCHIEDAM GIN / IMPORTED BY / BULKLEY, FISKE / & CO. / NEW YORK"; an unusual cobalt-decorated stoneware pouring vessel, German origin; and a miniature brown-and-white stoneware jug, impressed "RICKSECKER'S / COLOGNE / N.Y." with original paper label. Provenance: Robert Meltzer Collection. Rockingham snuff jar with restored base chips, a restored chip to edge of lid, and unrestored chips to flange on underside of lid. Both yellowware salts in excellent condition, the cobalt-decorated example having a minor chip to underside, possibly a stacker mark. Bulkley, Fiske & Co. jug with hairline through handle, crack on underside extending to base of embossed shield, a star-shaped line on underside, a glazed-over chip to shoulder, and a post-firing chip to corner of shield. German spouted vessel in excellent condition with a small chip to spout. Miniature jug in excellent condition. H (of tallest) 10 1/4".

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