Very Fine Albany, NY Stoneware Bottle w/ Cobalt Floral Decoration Impressed J. F. WHITNEY

Summer 2023 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 14

Price Realized: $3,600.00

($3,000 hammer, plus 20% buyer's premium)

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Very Rare and Fine Stoneware Bottle with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Stamped "J.F. WHITNEY," Albany, NY origin, circa 1825-1835, cylindrical bottle with unusual ovoid neck and squared mouth, brush-decorated with a curving tulip motif. Impressed above with the cobalt-highlighted name, "J. F. WHITNEY." Likely made at the pottery of Moses Tyler and/or Charles Dillon, this form is exceptionally rare with freehand floral decoration. Excellent condition with a small base chip, a few minor base nicks, and a 3/4" line on underside, extending 1/2" onto base (likely in-the-firing). H 7".

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