Two Pieces of Northeastern U.S. Stoneware with Cobalt Bird Decorations

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 425

Price Realized: $540.00

($450 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Two Pieces of Stoneware with Cobalt Bird Decorations, Northeastern U.S. origin, second half 19th century, a three-gallon cylindrical crock with cobalt dove-on-branch decoration, stamped "FRANK B NORTON / WORCESTER MASS," circa 1880, paired with a two-gallon cylindrical jug with large bird-on-branch motif, stamped "WHITES UTICA," New York State origin. Crock with a 7/8" rim chip above one handle, a minor chip to interior of rim, some shallow, in-the-firing chipping to top of rim, a 6" crack on underside, continuing 7 3/4" up far right side of crock's front, some fry to cobalt, a code written in ink on underside, and staining. Jug with spider crack to base, spout chips, a 1 7/8" chip to bottom edge, a glazed-over base chip, a few in-the-firing contact marks to surface, a chip to handle, traces of old green paint to surface, and some staining. H 10 1/4".

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