Fine J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT. Stoneware Deer Jug

Summer 2020 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 124

Price Realized: $25,200.00

($21,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Fine Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Reclining Deer Scene, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT.," circa 1855, cylindrical jug with tapered spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a reclining deer with turned head, perched on a hill between two split-rail fences and two pine trees. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Featuring one of the most famous designs in all of American stoneware, this jug survives in exceptional condition with a large and crisp rendering of the motif. Excellent condition with minor base and spout chips and a tiny nick to front. H 14 1/8".

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