Description : A Civil War Era Stoneware Crock with elaborate Slip-Trailed Bird decoration, 2-Gallon capacity, attributed to the pottery of Robert OConnell, Albany, NY, c. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles. Impressed below the rim : ALBANY N. With a freehand 2 capacity designation to the right. Front features a large, hawk-like Northern Goshawk?
Bird Decoration on a stylized swirling sprig with tornado flourish. Artistically executed in bold, Slip-Trailed Cobalt. Salt-glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Attribution : This bird decoration shares striking similarities with other known R. OConnell / Albany examples, including the heavily shaded long tail and wing, distinctive breast detailing and large exaggerated eye.
See Internet for further information, comps, etc. Condition : Good to Very Good overall with attractive decoration. Rim with expected wear and soiling consistent with age and use. Body with some staining/discoloration, notably an area to the right of the bird.Base with some expected perimeter wear, including a faint hairline on reverse that extends partially into the body (see close-up, photo #12). Interior with moderate to heavy mineral staining, likely residue from pickling brine. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections, including cobalt fry on the decoration and a small stone ping below the Albany stamp, noted for descriptive accuracy. No repairs, restoration work or other excuses. Displays brilliantly; highly appropriate for any collection. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 9-1/2H x 10-1/4W overall, including both handles. The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-5/8 and 9-1/2, respectively.
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The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.