Scarce FARRAR & STEARNS / FAIRFAX, Vermont Stoneware Churn

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 304

Estimate: $200-$300.  A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $275. 

Scarce Four-Gallon Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Churn, Stamped "FARRAR & STEARNS / FAIRFAX, VT," mid 19th century, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, slightly-flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with a brushed, stylized foliate motif. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Cobalt accents to maker's mark and capacity mark. Only the second example of stoneware bearing this mark that we have ever offered. A thin 2 3/4" crack from rim above one handle. A small chip to opposite handle. A 1 1/2" rim chip. A small rim chip and minor rim nick. Small in-the-firing pings to surface. Some staining. H 15 3/8".

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