Coming to you from Doc's Crocks is this Monumental 3 Gallon Stoneware Jug made and stamped by "Haxstun, Ottman & Co., Fort Edward, N.Y."
This is the stamp of Andrew K. Haxstun and William and Gilbert Ottman who ran the company from 1867-1872 (William Ketchum, Jr., American Stoneware, p. 68).
This beauty sports the potter's stamp with cobalt wash and one of the signature and most desired Haxstun Ottman decorations: the Pheasant on a Stump! Standing in all his glory, this bird is drawn with a slip cup in brilliant cobalt blue. The bird has an elaborate mix of feathers with plenty of details and dots, and measures 9 1/2" from head to tail. The stump in which he poses emerges out of ground cover and has a prominent stems with shading. Stands 16" tall.
Excellent Condition. Some minor surface wear and some light staining from use. That's it. No chips, hairlines, cracks, or restoration. A salt drip on the front, two small stone pings on the back, and a surface-only drying line on the base of the handle that does not reach either side (closeup)-- all in the making.
An exceptional example of an exception design.
Ships double-boxed, insured, and FREE
$3,200.00 Regular Price