Rare HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. / FORT EDWARD N.Y. Jug w/ Bird Chasing Butterfly

Spring 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 209

Price Realized: $390.00

($325 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Bird Catching Butterfly Decoration, Stamped "HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. / FORT EDWARD N.Y.," circa 1870, cylindrical jug with semi-squared spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a bird grasping at a butterfly with spotted wings. Slip-trailed "2" above. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. A few surface flakes near base on reverse. A 3/4" glazed-over surface flake to front. Some staining. Some minor in-the-firing surface lines to upper handle terminal. A small in-the-firing iron ping near base on side of jug and a minor salt drip to shoulder.

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