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Title: Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon
Date/Period: 1851-1875


Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon, entire view 1

Measurement: Height: 21"

Material: Stoneware [salt-glazed]

Condition: Restoration to rim chip and to 5” hairline near base, displays well

Additional Information: Decorated stoneware churn, probably Akron, Ohio, third quarter-19th
century. Ten gallons, slightly ovoid form with a large cobalt bird [Grouse] on a branch. This
churn is one of a group of decorated stoneware displaying a a left-facing bird.

One of that group is a churn incised with the name of potter William
McBurney of Akron and Middlebury. McBurney probably trained at
the Norton pottery and eventually moved to the Akron area in the
1860s. It is not certain whether McBurney made that churn, or all the
left-facing-bird objects. The McBurney churn is illustrated in A History
of Northeast Ohio Stoneware by F. Robert Treichler, page 57.
One of that group is a churn incised with the name of potter William
McBurney of Akron and Middlebury. McBurney probably trained at
the Norton pottery and eventually moved to the Akron area in the
1860s. It is not certain that McBurney made the churn, or the other
left-facing-bird pieces.
The McBurney churn is illustrated in A History of Northeast Ohio
Stoneware
by F. Robert Treichler, page 57. A related churn is
illustrated on page 55, and bears the name D.S. Alexander, who was likely a merchant and
agent in Detroit. That jug is also discussed and illustrated in Equal in Goodness: Ohio
Decorative Arts 1788-1860, entry 104. Another Alexander piece (an 1876 Centennial jug) was
appraised by Alan Katz on the Antiques Roadshow in St. Paul, Minnesota, in June 2004. D.S.
Alexander was likely David Alexander, a farm implements dealer and the older brother of noted
businessman, J. Park Alexander (1834-1908). The younger Alexander engaged in a variety of
successful business ventures, however, is perhaps best known for the development of a
stoneware distribution network. He worked with several local potters and maintained
warehouses in Akron, Detroit, and Chicago.

The Alexander churn sold at Garth's, May 2012, lot 74.
PROVENANCE: Ex Collection of Jim Murphy of Grove City, Ohio.

From Garth's 05.15.2015 catalogue: Jim Murphy (1941 to 2012) spent more than three decades
researching Ohio pottery, often publishing his findings in short but highly important articles in
various publications, including the Journal of the American Art Pottery Association, as well as
several self-published pamphlets (some of which, along with his notes were posthumously
published by his friends Jeff Carskadden and Richard Gartley as James L. Murphy's Checklist
of 19th-Century Bluebird Potters and Potteries in Muskingum County, Ohio). His devotion to
collecting was just as passionate, and Jim amassed an encyclopedic collection of Ohio pottery.

$6,300.00

859-11


Stoneware Churn, Ohio, Spotted Bird on Stump, 10-Gallon, entire view 1



Antique, Stoneware Jug, Cobalt
Paddle-tail Bird Decoration
Impressed: N.A. WHITE & SON / UTICA, N.Y. / 4
Circa 1885


Antique, Stoneware Jug, Cobalt Paddle-tail Bird Decoration
Impressed: N.A. WHITE & SON / UTICA, N.Y. / 4
Circa 1885, entire view 1

Cylindrical 4-gallon jug with tall spout, decorated with a brushed and slip-trailed design
of a large crested bird having fan-shaped tail, perched on a flowering vine. Displays
beautifully, dark, and vibrant greasy blue cobalt. There is a single pint to back and a few
shallow rim flakes, else fine. (Height: 18.25")


Antique, Stoneware Jug, Cobalt Paddle-tail Bird Decoration
Impressed: N.A. WHITE & SON / UTICA, N.Y. / 4
Circa 1885, entire view 2

Antique, Stoneware Jug, Cobalt Paddle-tail Bird Decoration
Impressed: N.A. WHITE & SON / UTICA, N.Y. / 4
Circa 1885, entire view 3

Antique, Stoneware Jug, Cobalt Paddle-tail Bird Decoration
Impressed: N.A. WHITE & SON / UTICA, N.Y. / 4
Circa 1885, address detail

$1,285.00

492-210




Antique, Stoneware Mug, Albany Slip
Likely New York City, circa 1820


Antique, Stoneware Mug, Albany Slip
Likely New York City, circa 1820, entire view 1

A rather thin-walled footed mug with very nice strap handle; an incised ring circles the
rim. The are a couple very small shallow nips to rim and foot, else fine and original.
(Height: 5.5"; diameter: 4")


Antique, Stoneware Mug, Albany Slip
Likely New York City, circa 1820, entire view 2

$395.00

1221-83




Unusual JACOB CAIRE / PO'KEEPSIE, NY, Stoneware Apothecary Jug, Circa 1845
Impressed Mortar and Pestle SOLD


Antique Stoneware Apothecary Jug, New York, Circa 1845, angle view

A squat jug having a tooled shoulder and semi-rounded spout, interestingly ornamented with a pair of impressed mortar and pestles displaying a leaf motif. The impressed decoration and maker's mark are highlighted in cobalt. (Staining, pings; H: 13”)

SOLD

1124-10


Antique Stoneware Apothecary Jug, New York, Circa 1845, entire view

Antique Stoneware Apothecary Jug, New York, Circa 1845, decoration detail



Stoneware Jar, Vase, Cobalt, Flared Rim, Projecting Foot
Unknown Maker although Strasburg, Virginia has been suggested
Likely Late 19th Century


Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, angle view

(Fine condition; H: 8.25”)

$1,575

331-6


Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, entire view
Antique Stoneware Jar/Vase with Cobalt Decoration and Flared Rim, Late 19th Century, bottom detail



Redware Jug, Gonic, Nicely Potted, Great Color
Southern New Hampshire or Maine
Circa 1820


Redware Jug, Gonic, Nicely Potted, Great Color
Southern New Hampshire or Maine
Circa 1820, entire view

One little pot-stone with all else fine (H: 6")

$725

402-16




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