Unusual Stoneware Bird Whistle with Cobalt Decoration, probably Midwestern

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 6

Price Realized: $1,770.00

($1,500 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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March 24, 2018 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Large-Sized Stoneware Bird Whistle with Cobalt Decoration, probably Midwestern origin, fourth quarter 19th century, slip-cast whistle in the form of a standing rooster on circular pedestal base with comb, waddle, and raised wing detail, the surface covered in streaks of cobalt slip under a clear salt glaze. Incised around base with the undecipherable code, "13 S Y9 B12 BK 4". Underside additionally incised "13 S". Exceptional form. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a firing crack to underside and two short firing cracks to tail. Whistle is in working condition. H 5 1/2".


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