Outstanding B. EDMANDS / CHARLESTOWN, MA Churn w/ Incised Whale and Shorebird Motifs

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 191

Price Realized: $5,700.00

($4,750 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Outstanding Three-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Incised Spouting Whale and Shorebird Motifs, Stamped "B. EDMANDS & CO. / CHARLESTOWN, MA", circa 1840, cylindrical form with heavily-tooled shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated on the front with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a shorebird holding a worm in its beak. Reverse decorated with an incised and cobalt-highlighted design of a spouting whale atop waves with heavy dashed details to body. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark, capacity mark, and handle terminals. Scarce maker's mark with extraordinary, nautical-themed designs. Significant professional restoration throughout. This includes some painted touch-up to incised shorebird as well as a minor amount of touch-up to water spouting from the whale. Shallow chipping to rim. H 15 3/4".

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