William Capron Stoneware Jar with Incised Cobalt Flower and Bird Decoration, Albany, New York, c. 1800-05, oval jar with reeded neck, applied lug handles with cobalt daubed terminals, the front and back decorated with incised cobalt blue decoration, one side depicting a flower blossom, the other a bird, ht. 13 3/8 in.
Winning bid:$16,000 New York stoneware crock, 19th c., impressed Haxton, Ottoman & Co., Fort Edward NY, having a large branching tree with two ducks on the ground under an overhanging limb, 12'' h. Illustrated in Webster, Decorated Stoneware of North America, fig. 181, page 144. Provenance: Formerly in the Weeks Collection. Price Estimate: $12000 - $16000