Rare Stoneware Presentation Bank by Edward Hitzelberger at the White's Pottery, Utica, New York, 1899

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 120

Price Realized: $1,920.00

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

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Rare Glazed Stoneware Presentation Bank, Edward Hitzelberger at the White's Pottery, Utica, NY, Dated 1899, wheel-thrown, ovoid bank with stepped finial, vertical coin slot, the surface covered in dipped Bristol and Albany slips. Coggled decoration to midsection and finial. Shoulder incised "A.M.H. / Oct. 21. / 1899." Underside incised "E.H.H." along with the larger, faint initials, "AMH." This bank was made by Edward Hitzelberger, the last foreman of the White's Pottery in Utica, NY, for his wife. Her initials are incised on the shoulder and underside and his initialed signature appears on the underside. Hitzelberger provided a variety of pieces and information that were featured in the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute's catalog "White's Utica Pottery," associated with 1969-1970 exhibition at the Fountain-Elms in Utica, NY. Despite the White's Pottery's prolific output during the late 19th century, relatively few presentation pieces from this pottery are known. Excellent, essentially as-made condition with a small, in-the-making nick to shoulder. H 5".

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