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A nice clean copy of a soft cover book titled Norwalk Potteries by Andrew and Kate Barber Winton. It is illustrated in black and white. It identifies examples stoneware and redware manufactured in Norwalk, Connecticut. There is also a potters check list. The book contains 40 pages..
EARLY GOODWIN AND WEBSTER INCISED OVOID JUG
A beautiful large incised ovoid jug with a ringed neck. It was madein the early 1800's by Goodwin & Webster of Hartford, Connecticut. The height is 17". It is in very good condition with a stone pop to the left of the decoration, a few base chips and a short hairline running about 2 1/2 " along the length of the handle. It looks to be about a 3 gallon capacity. It makes a bold statement in a collection!
TINY 18TH CENTURY CHURN WITH FENTON FLOWER
A very rare small churn made by Jonathan Fenton in Boston, Massachusetts c. 1795. Both sides of the churn are stamped with Fenton's signature flower.decoration and both flowers are filled with cobalt. The churn has early open handles or ears highlighted with cobalt at each point of attachment. The height of this churn is only 14"! It is rare enough to find a Fenton churn but probably even more rare to find a tabletop example. It looks like there was a lot of red clay mixed with the white stoneware clay. This is visible at the base where the piece is not glazed. Probably because of the inclusion of the red clay which would result in a softer composition, there are some hairline cracks and there is also some chipping at the base. The chipping is confined to one side. I would venture a guess that you will not easily find another example!
CHARLESTOWN OVOID JAR
A beautifully ochre, iron oxide, dipped ovoid jar made in Charlestown, Massachusetts by Frederick Carpenter circa 1812. It is impressed with the eagle and cannon mark, one of several dies used to decorate by this particular pottery. The jar is in very good condition with some minor chipping at the base on the back side. The dipping is especially rich and exaggerated on this example. The height is 14". The piece has an approximate 3 gallon capacity.
OVOID JUG BY SIDNEY RISLEY
A nicley formed ovoid jug of two gallon capacity produced by Sidney Risley who worked in Norwich, Connecticut.in a pottery he opened in 1836. His son George worked with him in the 1850's and succeded his father after Sidney's death in 1875. This ovoid jug is an early piece by Sidney dating circa 1836. It is in very good condition with the exception of a small chip at the rim. The height is 13 1/2".
STEDMAN & SEYMOUR 1 GALLON JUG
A nice one gallon ovoid jug by Abslom Stedman who worked with Daniel Goodale in Hartford, CT before starting his own pottery in New Haven, CTin 1831. It is thought that Frederick Seymour was his partner in New Haven and that their partnership continued when they moved to Ohio in 1849. The jug is 12" tall and in very good condition, just two very small chips along the edge of the base.
LARGE SPANIEL IN ROCKINGHAM GLAZE
A nice old c. 1860 spaniel in Rockingham glaze. The height is 10 1/4". The base measures 7 7/8" X 6 1/4". There is some glaze wear and there are a few old chips to the base but he is a fine old dog, seated left, and has a great primitive look. He will work beautifully on a mantle or as a door stop. He is heavier than most of this type. The dog portion must be fairly solid clay.