Outstanding 4 Gal. W. H. FARRAR / GEDDES, N.Y. Stoneware Jug w/ Slip-Trailed Tornado Decoration

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 16

Price Realized: $1,416.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Four-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Tornado Decoration, Stamped "WH FARRAR / GEDDES. N.Y.", circa 1860, ovoid jug with tapered spout, decorated with a large slip-trailed tornado design, lavishly embellished with cobalt spots and curved strokes throughout. Slip-trailed to the left with a large "4" decorated on the interior with spots. Shoulder decorated with unusual incised and cobalt-highlighted wavy line design. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. A striking example of Farrar slip-trailed decoration. Very nice condition with a chip to interior of spout, a small in-the-firing iron ping to front, and a 1 1/8" hairline to lower handle terminal.

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