Rare Three-Gallon J. NORTON & CO: / BENNINGTON, VT Stoneware Jug w/ Elaborate Floral Decoration

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 18

Estimate: $300-$500.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $375.

Rare Three-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Floral Decoration, Stamped "J. NORTON & CO: / BENNINGTON, VT:," circa 1860, cylindrical jug with tapered spout, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a floral spray featuring highly unusual serrated leaves, circular blossoms, scrolled vines, and spotted trails. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. A 1 3/4" base chip on reverse with a faint 1 5/8" line ascending from it. A hairline through base of handle. A shallow 1/2" chip to top of spout. A faint 7 3/4" line across underside. Minor surface wear. H 15 1/2".

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