Two Pieces of New York State Stoneware w/ Cobalt Bird Decorations

Fall 2021 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 423

Price Realized: $780.00

($650 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Two Pieces of Stoneware with Cobalt Bird Decorations, NY State origin, second half 19th century, a small-sized, cylindrical crock with slip-trailed decoration of a fat-bodied bird perched on stylized branch, stamped "J.A. & C.W. UNDERWOOD / FORT EDWARD, N.Y.," circa 1865-1867; paired with a two-gallon, cylindrical jug with slip-trailed decoration of a crested bird on stylized branch, stamped "WHITE'S UTICA," circa 1875. Crock with crude, putty-like substance on one handle, presumably filling a chip and a small area of yellowish residue to surface on reverse, in otherwise excellent condition. Jug with a 1 1/8" in-the-firing spout chip, a small chip to interior of spout, minor surface wear to right side of jug, minor wear and two small spots of fry to decoration, a shallow 7/8" flake to underside at edge, a tiny base chip, small chips to handle, and some in-the-firing contact marks to one side. H (of crock) 7 1/4" ; H (of jug) 14 1/4".

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