6 Gal. NEW YORK STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD, NY Crock w/ Bold Eagle Design

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 115

Price Realized: $1,320.00

($1,100 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Eagle and Banner Decoration, Stamped "NEW YORK / STONEWARE CO. / FORT EDWARD N.Y.," circa 1875, large-sized, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a flying eagle with well-detailed feathers, carrying a spotted banner in its beak. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. While similar motifs were produced with some regularity in West Troy, NY, this design is exceptionally rare in the Fort Edward stoneware tradition. This piece is closely-related to a four-gallon crock sold as lot 201 in Crocker Farm's Spring 2020 auction. Both are the only examples of a Fort Edward eagle that we have ever offered. Some heavier salting to base of decoration and right side of crock. Some staining to surface. An in-the-firing surface ping to bottom of maker's mark. A shallow 1 3/4" chip to interior of rim. Minor nicks to interior of rim. A few in-the-firing pings to interior and exterior of surface. A minor base chip on reverse. H 13 1/8".

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