Antique Rare Jumping Rabbit Norton & Fenton Bennington Vt Ovoid Stoneware Jug
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Antique Rare Jumping Rabbit Norton & Fenton Bennington Vt Ovoid Stoneware Jug:
This superior example of a rare, large, jumping rabbit over a large flower on a 2 gallon, early, tall (approx 13" tall) ovoid jug by NORTON & FENTON, Bennington, Vermont, is particularly rare for several reasons. Folk value, Historical, Rarity. The Folk form is rare because the strong cobalt blue rabbit (normally not very bright blue in Norton & Fenton) is jumping over the additional decoration of a large flower. It fills the front. Also, the stamp is rare-only in existence for 2 years-1845-1847.
Julius Norton took on his brother in law, Christopher Webber Fenton, as partner in 1845. The partnership lasted until 1847. For the 2 years you see NORTON & FENTON. Then only JULIUS NORTON, for 3 years, then J & E.
The jug is in very solid overall condition and the spider lines throughout are like craquelure of an oil painting-all age related. The hairlines in the 2nd to last photo are the biggest issue and I will emphasize that there are spider lines throughout. Note the spout chip, kiln pops and burn. But still this jug displays great, in person. You will view it as a true antique showing its age and for me the spider lines near the rabbit pose no issue. Additional photos can be sent to you.
Please view all photos, some are flash for greater detail. Great Bennington History and Folk Art in stoneware-at a significant place and time. It completes a collection. BUY WITH CONFIDENCE. I sell select, authentic items, often: Americana, Fine Art, fine collectibles, rare finds.
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The second to last photo was taken in flash to clearly show those hairlines, they are stable and some collectors will use an epoxy glue to further ensure stability. This jug has no restoration.