Rare Six-Gallon J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, N.Y. Stoneware Churn w/ Seated Lion Decoration

Fall 2022 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 182

Estimate: $5,000-$7,000.A Note About Estimates

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Sold!  $4,500.

Rare Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Seated Lion Decoration, Stamped "J. BURGER, JR. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.," circa 1885, ovoid churn with tooled shoulder, flared collar, and applied lug handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a lion with flowing mane, goatee, upswept tail, and spotted body, seated atop a stylized ground. Slip-trailed "5" to shoulder. An iconic Burger family design. Cobalt accents to maker's mark. A large network of cracks to left of decoration, including a thin crack extending horizontally into legs of lion and a thin line below lion. A 3 3/4" reglued piece at base/underside, including smaller adjacent reglued pieces on underside and a chip and thin cracks on underside. A 4 1/2" vertical surface line to reverse, not visible on interior. Several rim chips. Small chips and wear to inner rim for lid. A 4 1/2" horizontal spider line below one handle. H 18 1/2".

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