Stoneware, Ovoid Jug, B. Edmands and Company, Barnabas Emands
First Half Nineteenth Century
(One small stone ping, else excellent; H: 14.5")
Stoneware Ovoid Jar Attributed to Frederick Carpenter, Impressed Banner
Boston, Early 19th Century
Two gallon jar stamped BOSTON, flared rim, tooled shoulder, lug handles
(Small chips, contact marks; H: 13.5")
Stoneware Jug with Slip Trailed "Goony Bird" Decoration
Stamped "CORTLAND," attributed to Madison Woodruff
Cortland, New York, Circa 1865 - SOLD
This jug is decorated with the rarely encounter long-necked gooney-bird with crest and wavy line detail to body, standing between a flowering plant and a corkscrewing flourish. This is one of the more desirable folk bird decorations of New York State. Maker's mark highlighted in cobalt. Some flaked spots to front of jug, which does not affect decoration. Handle has crack with sliver-like chip, and a flaked spot. (H: 11")
909-27 - SOLD
Incised Ohio Stoneware Jar, Likely Thomas Wilbur, Impressed TW
Zanesville, Ohio Area, Circa 1825
A good example of Midwest stoneware - SOLD
A four-gallon ovoid jar with incised floral ornamentation having a flattened rim, and generously sized lug handles; the front decorated with an incised and cobalt-brushed flower with incised slashes. The fairly large impressed mark "T W" centering "4" at the shoulder is thought to be the mark of Thomas Wilbur, who worked near Zanesville, Ohio during the second quarter of the 19th century.
Very good condition, cleaned of paint.
Dimensions: 15" H.
417-71 - SOLD
Stoneware, Ovoid Jar, Open Lug Handles, Fenton Type, Two Gallon
Boston, Circa 1800
Tin glazed with impressed "BOSTON over 2" attributed to Jonathan Fenton; flared rim, tooled shoulder, and lug handles. Firing imperfection limited to rear, potstones and a two-inch hairline that does not penetrate pottery. H: 12".
Stoneware Jar, Charlestown, Impressed Coggled Double Heart Decoration
Massachusetts, Early 19th Century
Ovoid with wide shoulder; ringed (incised) neck and molded collar above lug handles. Hairlines and a two-inch deep chip at rear bottom near base.
Dimensions: 10.25" H.
Stoneware Jug, Ovoid, Three Gallon, Carpenter Type
Circa 1800 to 1830
Three gallon jug with transparent brown glaze, tooled and incised neck, impressed "3 over BOSTON"
Approximately five hairlines near incised base, potstones, minor exfoliation.
Dimensions: 16" H.
Stoneware Jar, Ovoid, Norton, Cobalt Decoration
J. Norton and Co.
Bennington, Vermont, Circa 1850 to 1861
Semi-ovoid 3-gallon jar with applied lug handles, incised lines at shoulder; decorated with a slip-trailed ornamentation; maker's and capacity mark highlighted in cobalt. Hairlines. (Dimensions: 12.5" H.)
Stoneware Ovoid Jug, Charlestown, Two Gallon
Massachusetts, Circa 1800 to 1840
Strap handle, impressed CHARLESTOWN over 2 on shoulder
Chip to inside of spout with all else fine; H: 15.5"
Stoneware Churn, Flying Bird Decoration within Wreath, Cobalt, 19"
Impressed, White and Co. / Binghamton
New York, Circa 1870
A rare large stoneware butter-churn featuring cobalt flying birds with a slip-trailed vine, forming a wreath centering two flying birds painted in brushed cobalt. (Lightly incised eye detail to birds) There is an X-shaped crack on underside; crack extends to back of churn; two rim chips on left side; small chip to inner handle and the expected wear to inner rim caused by dasher guide would fit.
Burger and Co., Stoneware Crock, Cobalt Bird on Stump, Five Gallon
Rochester, New York, Circa 1873 to 1883
A five-gallon crock stamped by maker then brushed in cobalt; decorated with large bird perched on branch above stump and landscape; script "5" to right of decoration. Shallow flake, interior of rim with all else fine.
(H: 13"; diameter: 13")
Stoneware, Cobalt Long Billed Spotted Bird
I. Seymour (Israel)
Troy, New York
Very good condition with two tiny rim chips.
Dimensions: 10.5" H, 11" diameter.
Stoneware Crock, Cobalt Bird
Troy or Albany, New York
A four-gallon straight-sided crock with applied lug handles ornamented with a large brushed and slip-trailed crested bird. Hairline (spider) under handle to base.
Dimensions: 11" H, 11.75" diameter.
Stoneware Crock, Cobalt Partridge Decoration
Stamped "J. Burger, Jr. / Rochester, N.Y.
A 3-gallon straight-sided crock with semi-squared rim and applied lug handles, ornamented with a slip-trailed cobalt quail featuring strong feather detail to head and body; slip-trailed "3" to right of impressed maker's mark. Three small chips to backside of rim interior. Dimensions: 10.5" H, 11" diameter.
Stoneware Crock, Cobalt Floral Decoration
Penn Yan, New York
A five-gallon straight-sided crock with semi-squared rim, applied lug-handled and impressed mark "J. Mantell / Penn Yan", ornamented with large slip-trailed and brushed flowering plant featuring detailed leaves and pedals. The impressed maker's and capacity mark, and handle terminals decorated in cobalt. Professional restoration to hairlines; dimensions: 11.5" H, 12.75" diameter.
Stoneware, Merchant's Jug, Macy and Company
20th St & 6th Ave
New York City
Second half 19th century
A one-gallon stoneware advertising jug with straight sides, sloping shoulder and squared spout; ornamented with cobalt slip-trailed decoration and lettering. "Macy & Co", a grocery store on Sixth Avenue, was operated circa 1850-1880 by brothers Charles H. and Theodore E. Macy. (Distant cousins of R.H. Macy)
Dimensions: 11.75" H.
Stoneware Ovoid Jug Attributed to Fenton or Carpenter
Boston, Late 18th Century
Incised neck, impressed Boston and capacity, very good condition, H: 14.5"
Stoneware Ovoid Jug, Impressed Hearts, Two Gallon, Charlestown Massachusetts
Probably Frederick Carpenter
Circa 1806 to 1812
A swollen ovoid jug with reeded neck and base, and applied ridged handle, the shoulder impressed "Charlestown" in capital letters above two impressed hearts indicating gallon capacity. (Very good condition, four or five tiny flakes, else fine; H: 14.75")
Stoneware, Poland Mineral, Spring Water, H. Ricker & Sons, South Portland Maine
Four Gallon Jug, Strap Handle, Impressed, Brushed in Blue - SOLD
(Excellent condition; H: 17")
1056-1 - SOLD
Stoneware Jug, Boston, Fenton or Carpenter, Iron Oxide Decoration, One Gallon
Late 18th or Early 19th Century
Ovoid, tooled spout, impressed city name, shoulder and base with dipped iron oxide (Restoration to spout, else fine and original; H: 12")
Stoneware Jug, F.B. Norton, Worcester, Massachusetts, Two Gallon, Floral Stylized floral design featuring slip dotted trails
(Hairline on reverse; few stone pings; H: 14")
Stoneware Jug, F.B. Norton, Worcester, Massachusetts, Cobalt Dove Decoration
Two Gallon, Circa 1880
Cylindrical jug with squared spout, slip trailed bird on branch
(Some fry to cobalt; very small glaze skip or pop, else very good: H: 15")
Stoneware Jug, Poland Mineral Spring Water, 35 Congress Street, Boston
Rare Five Gallon Boston Jug; stylized floral design with dotted trails - SOLD
(Excellent original condition; H: 19")
1056-5 - SOLD
Stoneware Ovoid Jug, Barnabas Edmands & Co., Charlestown, Two Gallon, Uncommon
Early 19th Century
(Very good original condition, minor stone pings; H: 14")
Stoneware, Norton, Deep Cobalt Blue Homestead Decoration, Extremely Rare
J & E Norton, Bennington, Vermont, Circa 1850 to 1859
Two gallon jug
This desirable jug features a glossy deep blue slip trailed scene and makers mark
(There is a 3" hairline to left of makers mark at shoulder; small chip to base at back with else fine; H: 14.5")
Previous Offerings or Gone to New Homes
Stoneware Jug, Ovoid, Tooled Strap Handle, Incised Shoulder
Impressed Flower Brushed in Cobalt
19th Century - SOLD
Nickel size flak under flower, else fine (H: 10.5")
121-174 - SOLD
Stoneware Jug, Two Gallon, Frederick Carpenter, Charlestown, Massachusetts
Circa 1806 to 1812 - SOLD
A brown glazed swollen ovoid jug with reeded neck and base, and applied ridged handle, the shoulder impressed "Charlestown" in capital letters above two impressed hearts indicating capacity. (Ancient chip on spout, else fine; dimensions: 16.5" H.)
121-176 - SOLD
Stoneware, Lidded Jar, Sgraffito Decoration, Brownware
Probably Fort Edward, New York, Circa 1890's
Beautifully potted, lovely form, full coverage ornamentation, fine condition - SOLD
This brown glazed stoneware jar is closely related to another piece of Fort Edward stoneware that is inscribed "Julia Soper" and is discussed on page 255 of Potters and Potteries of New York State 1650 - 1900 by William Ketchum, Jr. An old jelly label within the "Kingsley Soper" jar attributes this piece to Troy, New York. (Warren Broderick in his 1995 book Pottery Works states that Soper worked in Galesville, West Troy and possibly Bennington. It would seem that Brutis Soper made this piece for his brother Kingsley at his pottery in West Troy.
(H: 6"; diameter: 4.5")
216-446 - SOLD
Political Stoneware, Crock, Charles Ingersoll, Connecticut Governor, 1873
Four Gallon Crock, Signed O.H. Seymour, Hartford
Ingersoll - Governor - 1873, brushed in cobalt - SOLD
A tight hairline at handle with all else excellent.
(H: 10.5", 12.5" diameter.)
232-194 - SOLD