Rare S. B. BOSWORTH / HARTFORD, CONN. Stoneware Churn w/ Shorebird Decoration

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 172

Price Realized: $1,920.00

($1,600 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Rare Four-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Shorebird Decoration, Stamped "S.B. BOSWORTH / HARTFORD, CONN.," circa 1880-1890, semi-ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a standing shorebird with crest, spotted body, and raised leg stance. Bosworth's pottery was one of a few American stoneware manufactories to decorate its pieces with a true shorebird motif, possibly representing a yellowlegs, snipe, dowitcher, or willet--all species regularly hunted during the period in the Northeastern U.S. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with numerous small chips to inner rim for lid and a minor in-the-firing surface fissure to underside, not visible on interior. H 16 1/8".

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