November 03, 2007 Stoneware Auction Price Realized: $ 4,600.00 Rare Two-Gallon Stoneware Jug with Slip-Trailed Cobalt Horse Head Decoration, Stamped "W. HART. / OGDENSBURGH," New York State origin, circa 1860, semi-ovoid jug, decorated with a slip-trailed horse's head with reins and flowing mane, underscored by a looping line design. A desirable Hart decoration. Some fry to cobalt. Spout chip. Base chip on reverse. H 13 1/2".
Very rare and important dated F.B. Norton & Co. Worcester 2 gallon Stoneware Jug decorated with two parrots, tornados and plumes and large "1865" date. According to the Worcester Historical Museum's 1980 exhibition on page 6 there are only two known dated pieces from the 1858-1876 period.