A rare circa 1825 N. Clark & Co. (Nathan Clark, Athens, New York) six-gallon salt-glazed stoneware butter churn, decorated with a large cobalt deer and tree, brought $19,500 (no buyer’s premium charged) at Rhonda’s Auction and Event Center in East Bloomfield, New York, on March 23. According to the auctioneer, the churn had been broken into two pieces and was glued back together.
Nathan Clark produced pottery and stoneware in New York state from 1805 to 1900. The example sold by Rhonda’s Auction came from a house in Canandaigua Lake, New York.
For more information, contact Rhonda Jenner at Rhonda’s Auction & Event Center at (585) 657-4869; Web site (www.rhondasauctions.com).
Originally published in the June 2013 issue of Maine Antique Digest. © 2013 Maine Antique Digest