November 4, 2006 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 74

Price Realized: $12,100.00
($11,000 hammer, plus 10% buyer's premium).

November 4, 2006 Auction Catalog

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Rare and Outstanding Six-Gallon Stoneware Churn with Cobalt Starface Decoration, Stamped "T. HARRINGTON / LYONS," New York State origin, circa 1860, narrow, slightly ovoid form with tooled shoulder and applied handles, decorated with a large slip-trailed design of a central face with eight rays composed of numerous trails extending from it in a starburst pattern. Two script cobalt "6" "Ëœs above the decoration indicate the capacity. Additional slip-trailed lines highlight the maker"s mark. An exceptional example of this highly-prized Harrington design, slip-trailed in a dark and glossy cobalt against a light, cream-colored background. Decoration covers most of the churn"s front, measuring 14 1/2" tall and 11" wide. A boldly-decorated example of New York State stoneware. Includes stoneware dasher guide, not original. Three pieces reglued on reverse: a 4" x 3 1/2" x 3" wedge from rim, a 5 1/2" x 4" section at rim, and a 1/2" x 1/2" x 1/2" section connecting with the other broken pieces. Crack on reverse extending from damage under one handle. Rim chips. Dasher guide with one line. Height 19 1/4".