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•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $4,025.00 ($3,500 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).AUCTION HIGHLIGHT! (Nov. 6, 2010 Highlights | Virginia Stoneware)
Extremely Rare Baluster-Form Stoneware Jar with Profuse Cobalt Tulip Decoration, Stenciled "J.D. Heatwole / & Co. Potters / Rockingham / Va," circa 1855, ovoid jar with tall flaring collar and ribbed lug handles, stenciled with very rare Heatwole maker's mark on front, flanked by brushed cobalt leaves. Reverse with a very large flowering vine design featuring three bold tulip blossoms, all executed in strong cobalt slip. This jar exhibits some of the most elaborate brush decoration we have seen on Heatwole stoneware. The quality of the decoration, coupled with the rarely-found stenciled signature, make this jar one of the finest examples of Rockingham County stoneware to surface in recent years. Provenance: Descended in a Harrisonburg, VA family to the consignor. Chips to handles. Minor chip to shoulder molding. H 13".
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