Lot of Two: WHITES UTICA Stoneware Jugs with Near-Identical Bird Decorations

July 20, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 453

Price Realized: $472.00

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

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Two Stoneware Jugs with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "WHITES UTICA", NY State origin, circa 1875, both of cylindrical form with tooled shoulder and squared spout, each decorated with a similar slip-trailed design of a crested bird, one perched on a stylized branch and the other perched on a flowering vine. One with wear and a tiny chip to edge of spout, light surface wear, an in-the-firing contact mark to bird's beak, heavy staining, and some brown residue to left side. The other with surface wear, fry to cobalt, some touch-up to cobalt, a glazed-over ping at base, a filled base chip, a short line at base, and a minor spout chip.

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