Very Rare Bennington, VT Stoneware Jug w/ Profuse L. NORTON & SON Maker's Marks

March 24, 2018 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 99

Price Realized: $2,832.00

($2,400 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Extremely Rare Stoneware Jug with Profuse Maker's Mark Impressions, Stamped "L. NORTON & SON", Bennington, VT, circa 1833-1841, approximately one-half-gallon to three-quart, cylindrical jug with tooled spout, stamped sixty-one times from shoulder to midsection with the maker's mark, "L. NORTON & SON", used by Luman Norton and his son, Julius, circa 1833-1841. Surface covered in a chocolate-brown Albany slip glaze. Possibly made as some sort of test piece or advertising piece. Provenance: A fresh-to-the-market example, consigned from New England. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a 1/2" stone ping to side of jug. H 10".

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