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A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG
A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG
A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG
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A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG
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A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG

J. & E. NORTON, BENNINGTON, VERMONT; DECORATION ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HILFINGER (1826-1888), 1850-1859

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A SALT-GLAZED COBALT-BLUE DECORATED STONEWARE THREE GALLON CROCK WITH 'POLKA-DOT' STANDING STAG
J. & E. NORTON, BENNINGTON, VERMONT; DECORATION ATTRIBUTED TO JOHN HILFINGER (1826-1888), 1850-1859
stamped J. & E. NORTON/ BENNINGTON VT./ 3
14 in. high
Provenance
David Wheatcroft Antiques, Marlborough, Massachusetts
Acquired from above, December 2002
Literature
Peter Goodman, Notebook, no. 1010.

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Founded by cousins Julius and Edward and operating during the 1850s, the J. & E. Norton pottery produced some of the most exuberantly decorated stoneware from nineteenth-century America. Among the pottery's employees was German-born John Hilfinger (1826-1888) and the distinctive rendition of the stag seen here features on numerous Norton wares attributed to Hilfinger's hand. See, for example, a six-gallon crock at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (acc. no. 1993.546).

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