RARE, PRISTINE’HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. FORT EDWARD, NY,’ AME RI CAN ANTIQUE 3. GALLON BUTTERFLY & BLOOMING FLOWER. COBALT BLUE SLIP HAND DECORATED, SALT-GLAZED PUTTY WHITE, WHEEL-THROWN STONEWARE CERAMIC, SLAB CONSTRUCTION HANDLE JUG, with NATURAL EPISODES of. BURNT SIENNA WASH from ORIGINAL FIRING. Early to mid 19th century Ame ri can antique primitive cobalt blue slip decorated salt glazed stoneware. Ceramic jugs & crocks. 16 ½” Height x 9″ Width/Diameter. God’s personal collection. In just absolutely amazing shape. This is what’estate fresh’ should really mean, antiques that have been curated, vetted, well-taken care of by generations of responsible custodial handlers and in this kind of almost pristine, untouched, near original condition. Mint’ is not an applicable term used to describe really any antique object that’s now. 150 to 170 years old. Let alone an antique ceramic object, initially designed not only to be some kind of isolated decorative accessory but a beautifully decorated utilitarian one, meant to hold everything from molasses to cider vinegar to pressed oil. It was meant to be used and it was. Think about the myriad of things that could have happened to this. Haxstun, Ottman & Co. 3-gallon stoneware ceramic jug. Since it was originally conceived in. Fort Edward, New York. Lake George region of New York State. 150 to 170 years ago. And you’ll understand why’Mint’ is not an appropriate term to describe anything really, unless it’s perhaps a hermetically sealed plastic extrusion object from China, made let’s say in the last 5 or 10 minutes and given time to sufficiently cool off. Perhaps just shy of this’contemporary standard,’ is this nearly miraculous and very well preserved. Early to mid 19th century. Antique primitive cobalt blue slip and. Blossoming flower and butterfly, salt-glazed, stoneware ceramic, handled 3-gallon jug. Only the slightest, tiniest nick (the size of a poppy seed) blemishes the side of the slab-constructed, ceramic handle. There’s also the faintest, quite small scuff or glaze nick found on the jug sidewall’s shoulder to the top right of the blue slip floral decoration. So, no it’s perhaps not’mint’ but it is close to being pristine and nearly immaculate, considering its large size and its many different component parts and elements. Just an outstanding, superlative. And an excellent example of. Early to mid-19th century. Right off the lower shelf of a painted corner cupboard in an early post and beam colonial home here in southern. Excellent, pristine, nearly immaculate, close to originally constituted antique condition. No really significant issues worth mentioning and no condition issues other than the kinds of conditional, environmental responses material has to air, being previously handled by human hands and possibly dog farts, the farts from a rocking chair entombed grandfather sitting a bit too close to it or the unfortunate deposits of an airborne intruder, perhaps a fly, that was trapped in the same home, circa 1845 to as long ago as yesterday. Mice also seemed to have chosen other quarters to have made their stinky and foul-odored nests. Remarkably well-preserved, clearly coveted and continually cared for over the years. Ceramic objects this old, simply don’t come in much better, more well-preserved condition than this. And just take a peek at that cobalt blue slip sidewall decoration. Deer in headlights’ syndrome. The item “RARE HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO FORT EDWARD NY AMERICAN ANTIQUE 3 GL DEC STONEWARE JUG” is in sale since Tuesday, March 2, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Jugs”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.