Description : A Cobalt-Decorated Stoneware Crock with Chicken Pecking Corn decoration, 2-Gallon capacity, New York State/Hudson Valley origin, probably Poughkeepsie (Caire) or Ellenville (Brady & Ryan), ca. Wheel-thrown, cylindrical form with tooled rim and applied lug handles.
There is an impressed 2 capacity designation below the rim. Front features a Chicken or Hen pecking kernels of corn on a stylized ground, artistically executed in bold, Slip-Trailed Cobalt. Shiny, Salt-Glazed exterior; Albany Slip interior. Note : The Pecking Chicken motif typifies the largely agrarian society in Upstate NY during the mid-to-late 1800s.The decoration is highly-sought after for its tremendous Folk Art appeal. Every collection of American Stoneware should have at least one NY Chicken. Condition : There is moderate mineral/water staining noted on the interior from use. As shown; otherwise in Excellent, essentially as-made condition with strong color and desirable decoration.
No chips, cracks, repaired damage of restoration work. Inherent glaze, surface and firing imperfections noted for descriptive accuracy. See photos for complete details and close-ups. Please consider them as part of the description. Measures 10-1/4W x 9-1/2H overall with a base diameter of 9-1/4.
The inner and outer rim diameters are 8-1/2 and 9-1/2, respectively. Good Luck, thanks for looking, and be sure to bookmark my Auctions, listed and ending daily.The item "Antique Stoneware A+ 2G Crock with Cobalt Chicken Pecking Corn, NY State, ca. 1875" is in sale since Monday, August 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Stoneware". The seller is "mgs1971" and is located in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States. Poughkeepsie or Ellenville, NY State, c.1875