American Stoneware Crock

October 30, 2004 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 57

Price Realized: $16,500.00
($15,000 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

October 30, 2004 Auction Catalog

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Remarkable Two-Gallon Stoneware Crock, Decorated with a House with Sprawling Yard and Two Trees, New York or New England origin, circa 1870, wide, straight-sided form with handles, slip cup decorated on the front with an elaborate design consisting of a house with five windows, two chimneys, and a door, and an expansive grassy lawn, flanked by two trees. Small bushes and grassy vegetation line the lawn in the distance. A lavish and artistically rendered decoration. Rare crocks with similar decoration were produced by some Northeastern potteries, including that of J. & E. Norton of Bennington, VT., the Whites" Pottery of Utica, NY, and the Ft. Edward Stoneware Co. Crock is impressed with a two-gallon capacity mark on the front, below the rim. Excellent condition with a few rim chips and minor wear to interior. Height 9 3/4".