Very Rare WEST TROY / N.Y. / POTTERY Stoneware Crock w/ Cobalt Pointing Hand

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 207

Price Realized: $1,440.00

($1,200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Pointing Hand Decoration, Stamped "WEST TROY / N.Y. / POTTERY," NY State origin, circa 1875, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed design of a hand with pointing index finger and exposed thumb. Light cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. An interesting folk art image, displaying an exceptional contrast of bold cobalt against a light clay ground. Old pencil inscriptions on underside read, "I bought this Jar before I was married in 1885. / 12 Lbs / I bought this jar before I was married in the year 1885 / (?) / Jacob Sa(?)" Provenance: Ex-Collection Dr. Steven B. Leder. Excellent condition with a spot of staining on reverse, some very minor rim wear, and a 1 1/2" line from rim on interior.

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