Very Rare J.S. TAFT & CO. / KEENE, NH Two-Gallon Stoneware Chicken Waterer w/ Bird Decoration

Spring 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 82

Price Realized: $2,040.00

($1,700 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Chicken Waterer with Cobalt Bird Decoration, Stamped "J.S. TAFT & CO. / KEENE, NH," circa 1875, domed form with tooled shoulder, knob-shaped finial, and attached saucer, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a crested bird perched on a leaf. Cobalt-highlighted maker's mark and capacity mark on reverse. Exceptional size and strong decoration. Few cobalt-decorated chicken waterers from New England are known. Excellent, essentially as-made condition. A chip to finial and minor base nick. H 13 3/4".

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