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•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $13,800.00 ($12,000 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Outstanding and Important Ten-Gallon Stoneware Crock with Incised Peacock-on-Flower Decoration, Ohio origin, circa 1875, cylindrical crock with tooled shoulder, applied lug handles, and rounded rim embellished with extremely rare pie-crust crimping. Front decorated with a very large folk art design of a peacock perched on the stem of a flowering plant. The peacock was created with highly unusual stippled and cobalt-highlighted incising, as well as numerous slip-trailed dots. Tail heavily-brushed with cobalt slip. Detailed flowering plant with mum-like blossoms is incised and cobalt-highlighted, extending from grasses at base. Shoulder decorated with incised and cobalt-highlighted dashes and bands. Incised with a cobalt-highlighted "10" to peacock's right. One of the finest examples of Midwestern stoneware to be offered at auction in several years. A creative and bold figural design with great folk art appeal. Chips to interior of rim. 1 1/2" salt drip on reverse. H 16 1/4".
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