Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Hawk Jug

March 23, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 6

Estimate: $2,000-$4,000  A Note About Estimates

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Exceptional Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Flying Eagle Decoration, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.", circa 1855, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a flying eagle above a stylized ground with fence and shrubs. The design, including skillfully slip-trailed feather detail to the wings, was likely executed by German-born itinerant stoneware decoration, John Hilfinger (1826-1888). A beautiful example of a prized Norton motif, featuring a 17" wingspan along the curve of the jug's front. Very nice condition with a 1" chip to top of spout, a 1 3/4" hairline from spout on reverse, a tight 1" line to base of handle (probably in-the-firing), and some other minor in-the-firing flaws.


Exceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Hawk JugExceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Hawk JugExceptional J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Hawk Jug

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