Outstanding Eight-Gallon J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, N.Y. Stoneware Churn

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 74

Price Realized: $2,640.00

($2,200 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Eight-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Pheasant Decoration, Stamped "," circa 1885, semi-ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and tall flaring collar, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a large pheasant with turned head, elaborate tail, and large crest, perched on a stump beside a shrub. Heavy slip-trailed spotting extends from the head to the breast, fills the back end of the bird, and delineates the center of the wing. Slip-trailed "8" to shoulder. Brushed cobalt highlights to maker's mark. Spanning 11 1/2" tall from tail to crest, the churn's bird design is among the largest that we are aware of in Burger family production. Among the finer birds from this period in Rochester stoneware production that we are aware of. Some fairly unobtrusive surface flakes to base. A 5 1/2" Y-shaped crack from rim. H 21 3/4".

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