Rare and Fine Small-Sized Philadelphia Stoneware Chicken Waterer w/ Elaborate Decoration, attrib. Thomas Haig, Jr.

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 330

Estimate: $2,500-$4,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $4,500.


Rare and Fine Small-Sized Stoneware Chicken Waterer with Elaborate Cobalt Floral Decoration, attributed to Thomas Haig, Philadelphia, PA, circa 1870, bee-hive form with heavily-tooled shoulder, stepped finial, applied watering trough, and arched tab handles, decorated with on the reverse and sides with a large brushed tulip flanked by diagonal foliate motifs below the handles. Front decorated with elaborate brushed foliate decoration bordering the opening. Cobalt highlights to handle terminals. Impressed above waterer with a cobalt-highlighted "OO" mark. The style of tulip decoration on the reverse, subtly different than Richard Remmey's, indicates this waterer was made by Thomas Haig, Jr. Excellent size, strong decoration, and unusually fine condition for this form. An iconic and sculptural Philadelphia form. Two shallow chips to one handle. A tiny nick to opposite handle. Two chips to finial. Shallow chipping around edge of upper half of trough. H 8 1/4".



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