- Rare miniature butter churn,
probably made by the Hilfiger Brothers of Ft. Edward, NY.
Found at a sale in that region. The Hilfigers made stoneware,
but are also known to have made miniatures in earthenware using
native clay, selling them as novelties. We have had a couple
of similar pieces made by them, including another butter churn.
This one has no chips or hairlines, but some staining on the
base on one side and a bit also on the lid. Remarkably, it also
has its original wooden dasher inserted though a hole in the
earthenware lid. Incised line around shoulder. Approximately
5" tall and appx. 7 ½ " with dasher. (CC-18)
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