Lot 7

Rare Harrington and Burger Decorated Stoneware Churn

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$100 $50
$1,000 $100
$2,000 $200
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,000
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

circa 1852-1854, New York State, salt glaze, slip glazed interior, elaborate cobalt floral decoration to majority of front of jar, stamped "HARRINGTON & BURGER / ROCHESTER" just below flared rim, cobalt "4" capacity mark at shoulder, two applied arched lug handles, 17-1/2 in.

Provenance: Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow

Note: Important short lived pottery in Rochester, New York of Thompson Harrington and John Burger, regarded as two of New York's most prominent potters.


glaze voids and anomalies as made, staining, abrasions, 1 in. kiln debris, 1-1/2 in. anomaly near decoration as made with chip, spots of white paint, radial crack from front right handle through decoration around to back of jar, approximately 21 in. with slight movement, associated stabilized hairline cracks on the back of jar measuring 10, 4-1/2, and 3 in., some other minor hairlines associated, some illumination in cracks and on exterior due to residue

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Collection of Jean and Jim Barrow