J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT Antique Deer Jug

November 4, 2006 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 55

Price Realized: $18,700.00
($17,000 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

November 4, 2006 Auction Catalog

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Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Elaborate Deer Scene, Stamped "J. & E. NORTON / BENNINGTON, VT," circa 1855, decorated with an artistically-rendered, slip-trailed scene featuring a reclining stag with turned head and spotted body. Stag is seated on a hill between two split-rail fences and two pine trees. Strong color with a crisp dark cobalt against a light whitish background. An excellent example of a quintessential Norton design. Small base and spout chips. Tiny nick on front. H 14".