3 Gal. J. NORTON & CO. / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Pheasant Jug

Summer 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 9

Estimate: $1,000-$2,000.  A Note About Estimates

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Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Cobalt Pheasant-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "J. NORTON & CO / BENNINGTON VT.," circa 1860, cylindrical jug with semi-rounded spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a pheasant with turned head, perched on a forked trunk atop a shrubbed ground. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. A salt drip to pheasant. A fairly innocuous, in-the-firing contact mark to right of pheasant. An approximately 2" x 2" network of lines to right side of spout. A tiny inverted U-shaped line to spout. Some fry to cobalt. Very minor surface wear. H 16".

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