May 19, 2007 Stoneware Auction

Lot #: 36

Price Realized: $6,325.00
($5,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).

May 19, 2007 Auction Catalog

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Very Rare Pair of Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Mantle Figures, attributed to T. Harrington, Lyons, NY, circa 1860, pair of figures molded after Staffordshire examples, the first a man with kilt, bagpipes, and reclining spaniel at feet, the other a seated woman with book and reclining sheep. Both figures decorated heavily on front and back with cobalt blue highlights and covered in a salt glaze. Excellent color. These figures are more commonly found in a brown Albany slip glaze, and are considered very rare in this salt and cobalt glazed variety. For examples of these figures in an Albany slip glaze, see The Knopf Collectors Guide to American Antiques: Pottery & Porcelain, by William C.Ketchum, Jr., page 360, or American Stoneware by William C. Ketchum, Jr., page 33. Female figure with tiny base chip on reverse. Male figure with shallow 1 3/4" chip on back base, possibly in the making. H (of both figures) 9".