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Rare and important two gallon pot with early rolled applied handles touched with cobalt. The piece stands approximately 12"H. decorated with incised birds on either side filled with cobalt. The potter added some incised dots in front of one of the birds bill representing seeds or berries. The piece was made in Albany New York by either the W. Capron or Paul Cushman Stoneware Factories circa 1807. Heavy chipping to the base and a in-the-firing separation on the interior visible as a recessed area with a faint vertical line on the exterior. The piece is in solid condition and it is quite heavy, typical of early Albany. Incised bird decorations on both sides is very rare. $2900.
Rare three or four gallon stoneware jug approximately 16"H.. The piece is stamped C.BOYNTON/TROY/3, made at his pottery at Troy, New York circa 1830. Some minor in firing minor chipping otherwise in very good condition. The piece is decorated with a very unusual incised bird on branch filled with cobalt. Overall very good condition. $2750.
Rare and beautiful stoneware churn approximately 16"H. with vivid cobalt decorations on both sides and cobalt at the handles. The piece is impressed "Clark & Fox/ATHENS/4. The pottery of Nathan Clark & Ethan Fox circa 1829-38. Overall the piece is in excellent condition. The churn dasher is also included. $1600.
Rare one gallon 8"H. vertical handled jar with impressed swags and tassels filled with cobalt, impressed "COMMERAW" and on the other side "STONEWARE"., made at the Thomas Commeraw Stoneware Factory, NYC, circa 1815. Excellent condition overall except for some chips at base and tight line from the base. This piece is fresh to the market from a fifty year old collection. Extremely rare form. $3900
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