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Price Realized: $287.50 ($250 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Scarce Two-Gallon Stoneware Pitcher with Cobalt Floral Decoration, Baltimore, MD, circa 1830, thin-walled, ovoid pitcher with short collar, decorated around the midsection with a brushed cobalt flowering vine design. Desirable large size. Provenance: From a thirty-year Virginia collection. Significant restoration to collar, including spout. Gray and blue paint cover the entire collar and spout, though it remains to be seen how much of this restoration was necessary, and what real decoration lies underneath. Two horizontal lines in base of handle. Contact mark on front. Some additional, less drastic, restoration to base and side. Faint lines at base on reverse. H 13 1/8".
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