Outstanding 6 Gal. T. HARRINGTON / LYONS Stoneware Starface Churn

Spring 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 132

Price Realized: $9,600.00

($8,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding and Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Starface Decoration, Stamped "T. HARRINGTON / LYONS," New York State origin, circa 1860, semi-ovoid form with tooled shoulder, applied handles, and squared rim, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a central face surrounded by eight large rays. Decorated above with two slip-trailed cobalt 6's, denoting the capacity. Additional slip-trailed lines highlight the maker's mark. An exceptional example of this highly-prized Harrington design, slip-trailed in a dark and glossy cobalt against a light, cream-colored background. Decoration covers most of the churn's front, measuring an impressive 14 1/2" tall and 11" wide. Three pieces reglued on reverse: a 4" x 3 1/2" x 3" wedge from rim, a 5 1/2" x 4" section at rim, and a 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" section connecting with the other broken pieces. Crack on reverse extending from damage under one handle. Rim chips. H 19 1/4".




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