Two (2) New England cobalt decorated stoneware pottery items. 1st item: Ottman Brothers and Company, Fort Edward, New York 3-gallon butter churn with two lug handles stamped "Ottman Bro's / & Co. / Fort Edward. NY" and "3" denoting capacity with cobalt highlights, above freehand decoration of a bird on a stylized branch to body, all on one side. Includes wooden lid and dasher. Jar – 15 3/8" H x 8 1/2" W. Overall – 29" H. 2nd item: New England pitcher with applied handle and freehand floral and foliate decorations to body, upper shoulder, rim, and pinched spout, all on one side. 10 1/4" H x 8 3/4" W. Last quarter 19th century. Provenance: Wythe County, Virginia collection. CONDITION: All items in overall good condition with scattered firing flaws. Scattered exfoliation to cobalt decorations. 1st item: Chips, largest 3/4" x 1 1/4", to rim. 2nd item: Series of cobweb hairlines, largest 3 1/4" x 2 1/2", to base. Chips, largest 1/4", to body. Repaired break to handle with 3/4" x 1 1/4" area of loss to base of handle.
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