Outstanding Wm. MacQuoid (Modern-Day Greenwich Village, New York City) Stoneware Cow Crock

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 107

Estimate: $4,000-$6,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $8,500.


Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Large Cobalt Cow Decoration, Stamped "POTTERY WORKS / LITTLE WST 12TH ST. N.Y.," William A. MacQuoid, Manhattan, NY, circa 1870, large-sized, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, semi-rounded rim, and applied lug handles, brush-decorated with a design of a trotting cow with horns and udder, elaborate ground cover below, and pine tree in the distance. Cobalt highlights to maker's mark and capacity mark. This crock's painterly rendering of a cow is among the largest and most-detailed depictions of this subject known in American stoneware, the animal measuring approximately 9 1/2" in length. This work, potted in an exceptionally large size, typifies Macquoid's artistic approach to stoneware decoration and interest in unusual animal and human forms. An approximately 5" crack from rim above rear end of cow. An approximately 3" crack from rim on far left side of crock's front. In-the-firing, glazed-over surface lines at base on reverse, not visible on interior. A small in-the-firing iron ping at shoulder on reverse. H 12 3/4".



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