Scarce Two-Gallon ALBANY NY Stoneware Crock w/ Cobalt Bird on Stump

Summer 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 358

Price Realized: $840.00

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

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Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Cobalt Bird-on-Stump Decoration, Stamped "ALBANY NY," probably O'Connell Pottery, Albany, NY, circa 1860, cylindrical crock with semi-rounded rim and applied lug handles, decorated with a slip-trailed design of a crested bird with turned head and open mouth, perched on a tree stump. Elaborate scalloped feather detail to breast, striping to body, and heavy cobalt application to tail. Slip-trailed "2" above. Impressed on reverse with "ALBANY NY" maker's mark. A long professionally-restored crack from rim on far left side of crock's front, extending through handle terminal and stopping near the end of the bird's tail. A professionally-restored top-to-bottom crack from rim on reverse. A 3/4" Y-shaped surface line at shoulder on reverse, not visible on interior. Some fry to cobalt. A minor in-the-firing ping near base on front. H 8 7/8".

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