Exceptional J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pheasant Churn

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 170

Price Realized: $3,540.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Pheasant-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT," circa 1860, semi-ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a pheasant with turned head and long tail, perched on a tree stump atop a shrubbed ground. Decoration stands an impressive 12 1/4" tall and is executed in bold Bennington cobalt against a light clay ground. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity. A striking example of an iconic Norton motif. Very nice condition. A thin 3 1/4" crack from rim on front. Small chips to inner rim for lid. Two small chips to interior of rim. Two minor, in-the-firing pings to pheasant's tail. Some traces of old white paint to reverse, unrelated to any sort of restoration. H 17".

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