Exceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog Decoration

October 26, 2019 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 186

Price Realized: $2,478.00

($2,100 hammer, plus 18% buyer's premium)

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Exceptional Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Pointing Dog Decoration, NY State origin, circa 1870, large-sized, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a hunting dog in pointing stance, carrying a basket in its mouth. Excellent detail to dog's body and elaborate ground cover below in the form of numerous brushed strokes. Cobalt highlight to six-gallon capacity mark. This design is among the most detailed and largest canine motifs that we have seen on a piece of American stoneware, measuring over 12" in length along the curve of the vessel. A handful of distinctive dog designs are known from Northeastern potteries such as Brady & Ryan of Ellenville, NY, S. Hart of Fulton, NY, and J. & E. Norton of Bennington, VT. This motif, however, is unlike any of them, evidently a unique or near-unique work from a skilled decorator who did not produce such designs with any regularity. Loss to left handle. A long curving crack from rim on left side of crock, extending through the loss to left handle, and descending 8 1/2" from rim. A 5" diagonal in-the-firing crack from rim on reverse. A 5" line from rim on interior front, not visible on exterior. A 1 7/8" chip to right side of rim. A few in-the-firing raised spots to surface, primarily to front, including two small surface chips to these spots. H 13 1/2".


Exceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog DecorationExceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog DecorationExceptional 6 Gal. Stoneware Crock w/ Profuse Pointing Dog Decoration

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