Click here for info on all of our various bidding methods.
•May 4, 2013. Three-Session Sale: Textiles, The Maryland Sale, Americana
•July 20, 2013. Stoneware & Redware Pottery.
Price Realized: $5,405.00 ($4,700 hammer, plus 15% buyer's premium).
Very Rare Molded Stoneware Fish Pitcher, probably Midwestern origin, second half 19th century, molded in the form of fish on water base, its open mouth forming the pitcher's spout and curved tail forming the handle. Excellent detail to scaling, head and fins. Surface of fish decorated with a purplish slip, presumably a combination of cobalt and either manganese or iron. Fish's fins decorated with light brown Albany slip, and base decorated with cobalt. A highly unusual figural form in stoneware, likely copied from a majolica example of the period. 1 1/4" base flake. Small chip to spout. H 12 3/4".
Click images to enlarge.