RARE, NEARLY PRISTINE’HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO. FORT EDWARD, NY,’ AME RI CAN FOLK ART ANTIQUE PRIMITIVE 4 GALLON BUTTERFLY & BLOOMING FLOWER, COBALT BLUE SLIP HAND DECORATED, SALT-GLAZED PUTTY WHITE, WHEEL-THROWN STONEWARE CERAMIC CROCK, with SLAB CONSTRUCTED, SIDE LIFTING. HANDLES & NATURAL EPISODES of BURNT SIENNA. WASH from ORIGINAL FIRING. [Original, round wooden lid/handle not found with stoneware crock]. Early to mid 19th century Ame ri can antique primitive cobalt blue slip decorated salt glazed stoneware. Ceramic jugs & crocks. 11 ½ ” Height x 11 ½ ” Width/Diameter. 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 nearly unblemished, untouched, near original condition. Perfect’ is almost impossible for 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 many household items and foodstuffs, in this case from honey, to vinegar, to cider apples in brine, to pickled cucumbers and pickled vegetables. Think about the myriad of things that could’ve happened to this Haxstun, Ottman and Co. Edward, NY antique 4-gallon stoneware crock in the 150 to 170 years since its initial realization and you’ll agree that a few tiny, barely noticeable nicks on the sides of its upper, round rim and a small glaze flake on its vertical sidewall, don’t mar or depreciate it much. It has great, hand decorated cobalt blue slip glaze decoration, very aggressively realized and covering almost the entirety of the large crock’s sidewall. Pictured are a meandering, fluttering butterfly and a large, blooming flower, running diagonally across its surface, all hand painted with cobalt blue slip glaze, all done with most likely a single index finger dipped in blue slip. There’s also the faintest, quite small’bruise’ and associated glaze nick found on the crock’s sidewall in the center of the back of the crock. So, no it’s perhaps not’mint’ but it’s close to being unblemished, considering its. And its 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. The item “RARE HAXSTUN, OTTMAN & CO FT EDWARD NY AMERICAN ANTIQUE 4 GL DEC STONEWARE CROCK” is in sale since Monday, March 22, 2021. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Crocks”. The seller is “modsanctuary” and is located in Milford, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.